What’s my greatest fear? Well, one of the toughest things I’ve ever done was the Marathon de Sables (a 251km race across the Sahara desert). I was poorly prepared and broke myself very early on in the run. It was harrowing to say the least.
Then there was the time I was climbing boulders in the Richtersveld, watching the rest of my group clamber up like little mountain goats while all I could think of was when I last told my mum that I loved her. That’s how convinced I was that I was going to die there.
But none of those experiences come close to my greatest fear: the human race is sleepwalking into an irreversible situation that will prevent us from solving the water crisis.