Staff writer Jacob Dykes has been writing for Geographical since 2020. He has always been curious about our planet, the forces that shape it, and perhaps most importantly, how our home is changing. He has an elemental, often debilitating urge to travel, and through writing he attempts to satisfy this itch. Jacob contributed to our regular Worldwatch column for years. Most of all, he enjoys writing and photographing feature stories that document humanity’s tumultuous, shifting relationship with nature. He can often be found walking in the forest, and if he’s planned his journey well, it will usually end in a pub garden.