Has previously worked as a climate scientist with Met Office, he is a chartered engineer, member of the Institute of Physics and holds a Ph.D. in glaciology focusing on the Greenland ice sheet. Chris also holds masters degrees in computational physics and Earth system science, and studied energy systems and environmental decision making with the Open University. He now lives with his partner and two children in West Carmarthenshire on a One Planet Development in a self-built, off-grid, zero-carbon house. They have a two acre orchard, keep bees, chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks. He is also a member of the Centre for Sustainable Energy board of trustees and the One Planet Council, a voluntary organisation which supports and promotes the One Planet Development policy.