Paul Wapner is Professor of Global Environmental Politics at American University. His research focuses on environmental ethics, climate suffering, activism, and contemplative environmentalism. He has published six books and numerous articles. His latest book, Is Wildness Over? (Polity 2020), was chosen by Progressive Magazine as one of its top favorite books of 2020. Paul co-teaches summer workshops on the relationship between spirituality and environmental engagement for Earth-Love-Go ( He also serves on the board of RE-volv, an organization that finances and installs solar energy panels on the roofs of nonprofits.

This profile was last updated on August 31, 2021

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