Meehan Crist is writer in residence in biological sciences at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the London Review of Books, The Nation, and The Atlantic. She is co-editor of What Future 2018 (Unnamed Press) and her nonfiction book about the climate crisis, Is It OK to Have a Child?, is forthcoming from Random House (US) and Chatto & Windus (UK).