John Feeney is an independent researcher and writer investigating the fundamental drivers and historical underpinnings of the global ecological crisis. His work has appeared in media outlets including the BBC's Green Room, The Guardian, and The Canyon Country Zephyr. More recently he has returned to scholarly writing, with one paper published in the student-run radical ecology journal Hunter/Gatherer, the other in The Anthropocene Review.

Drawing on the scientific and scholarly literature, John explores the root causes of humanity's destructive impacts on the biosphere. Underreported in the media, the impacts of these issues raise questions going to the foundations of civilization.

His work is an effort to contribute to our understanding of the ecological impacts of human lifeways and the nature of ecological sustainability.

He began investigating conservation and ecological issues in 2005 while fighting residential growth in a small town. Since then his work has led him into the deep human past to investigate the origins of the global ecological crisis.

John received a 2009 Global Media Award from the Population Institute for his creation of the Global Population Speak Out, now under the auspices of the Population Institute.

John grew up in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, then obtained a Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at San Diego where he trained in the scientist-practitioner model. Today John lives with his family in the American Southwest where he journeys into the deserts or mountains whenever possible.