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6th March 2009, 11:10am
Beyond hot news and global warming: The dilemmas of a science and environment correspondent
Power station (c)Pterre ITN’s Tom Clarke will be giving a lecture at the University of Lincoln on Monday 9 March.

As Science Correspondent for Channel 4 News, Tom's beat varies from bird flu to climate change.

He covered energy and the environment in the frozen North as part of the first live news bulletin from inside the Arctic Circle.

In Russia's far East he encountered some of the world's most endangered whales threatened by oil exploration. Tom has also followed the ‘growing pains’ of the UK's landmark Climate Change Bill.

He reported and presented a Channel 4 Dispatches investigation into the complex world of carbon offsetting. Most recently he was electrocuted (voluntarily) in Amsterdam in an attempt to explain an experiment designed to erase fearful memories.
Tom started out as a scientist, studying insects in the cotton fields of the American Deep South. After leaving the lab, Tom trained in journalism in New York. He worked as a science producer for American National Public Radio and a science reporter for ABC television's affiliate network. Tom returned to his native England in 2000 and worked as a reporter for the science magazine Nature, before joining Channel 4 News in 2003.

The lecture starts at 6 pm in the Cargill Lecture Theatre in the main building on the University’s Brayford Campus. The talk is open to all and is free of charge.

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