Hi there. I'm Grant Wilson. Thank you kindly for visiting my homepage.
I am the Deputy Director at the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI), a nonprofit think tank that engages in research, education, and professional networking in areas related to global catastrophic risks. Please visit our website and consider signing up for our newsletter. Using my best effort to be unbiased, I believe that GCRI is an extremely important group that will be influential in preventing global catastrophes.
I am also am a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR, where I received a JD and a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.
I have worked on issues related to the environment, human rights, and global catastrophes all over the world -- Kenya, South Korea, Hungary, Mexico, Belgium, the United States -- with the fundamental goal of ensuring that future generations are able to enjoy the Pacific Northwest (my home) and other marvelous regions.
I believe that protecting the environment is paramount issue of our time. I also believe that environmental protection should be a fundamental goal of mankind, both for our own well-being (outdoor air pollution causes 1.3 million deaths per year, for example) and for ethical reasons (I believe that nonhuman natural things have intrinsic value). Therefore, I strive to be an exceptional international environmental lawyer not because I have a particular affinity for legalese or deluxe briefcases, but rather to empower myself to do the greatest possible good for environmental protection.
My personal interests are backpacking; playing the charango and ukulele; environmentalism; martial arts films; basketball; and science fiction literature.
Please see my "views" section to learn more about what I believe in.
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