John Feeney researches and writes about the fundamental drivers and historical underpinnings of the global ecological crisis. His work has appeared in the BBC's Green Room, The Guardian, The Canyon Country Zephyr, The Oil Drum, the journal Hunter/Gatherer, and elsewhere.

Working in part from a deep ecology perspective, John explores the root causes of humanity's destructive impacts on the biosphere. Underreported in the media, the impacts of these issues are severe and raise questions going to the foundations of civilization.

He began investigating conservation and environmental 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. He is currently exploring aspects of "immediate-return" hunting and gathering societies, perhaps the human lifeway most closely approaching an ideal of ecological benignity, and the one with by far the longest track record.

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.