Managing Editor, Breakthrough Journal
Mark Caine currently serves as Research Officer at the London School of Economics and Political Science. There, he coordinates energy and climate programmes for the Mackinder Programme for the Study of Long Wave Events, a research centre dedicated to political economy, geopolitics, long-wave trends, and scenario-based thinking.
Prior to his current role, Mark studied energy and resources, science and technology policy, and quantitative data analysis as a master’s student in Geography at the University of Cambridge. His master's dissertation was an in-depth analysis of how ‘austerity measures’ in the United Kingdom have impacted the structure and function of the UK's emergency management system. Based on interviews with dozens of emergency management professionals from the local level to the Cabinet Office, his analysis was one of the first comprehensive assessments of the impact of austerity on the governance and management of environmental risk in the United Kingdom.
As an Energy and Climate Fellow at The Breakthrough Institute, Mark conducted intensive research on energy modernisation in the developing world, including case studies on technical and policy aspects of historical electrification efforts in Brazil, India, China, South Africa, and Ethiopia.
In addition to his work on energy and environment, Mark has previously conducted research in paleoclimatology, science communication, the political economy of large dams, and medical anthropology at Brown University, where he received his A.B. with Honors in Science, Technology, and Society.
When he is not reading or writing, Mark enjoys rock climbing, long-distance bike touring, brewing unusual beers, and exploring London’s labyrinthine streets and historic Victorian pubs.