Barbara G. Ellis, Ph.D., is a member of 350.org's divestment corps and a contributor to London's Carbon Tracker Initiative, and Truthout. She also is a longtime journalist (Life magazine; Washington, DC, Evening Star; the Beirut Daily Star, the International Medical News Group). She was a journalism professor (Oregon State University, McNeese State University). She has written several books and was a nominee for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in history (The Moving Appeal). She currently is a principal of a Portland, Oregon, writing/PR firm.