Great Green Smoke Screen (part 1): Tom Clarke


Photo: Tom Clarke’s class year (1998) during his Journalism at NYU course, ‘Science, Health and Environmental Reporting’.

Channel 4’s Great Green Smoke Screen airs this coming Monday night at 8pm (July 16th) after being postponed twice.

The man presenting the programme, Tom Clarke is one of Channel 4’s Science Correspondents and is a ‘scientist turned journalist’.

According to the Channel 4 website;

‘He started out as a scientist, studying insects in the cotton fields of the American deep south. As an entomologist, Tom was studying the dynamics of insecticide resistance among bugs eating cotton in America’s deep south.

Tom trained in journalism in New York, working as a science reporter and producer for American National Public Radio and for ABC television’s affilliate network.

Tom returned to his native England in 2000 to work as a reporter for the science magazine Nature, before joining Channel 4 News in December 2003.’ As well as science, his patch covers the environment, rural affairs and medicine.

Last year Tom Clarke facilitated a discussion on The Politics of Science at the Dana Centre (found within the Science Museum at South Kensington).

Tom likes to blog and covers topics like ‘You’re the one for me fatty’ & ‘Blazing pellets of dog food’. Unfortunately no-one has commented on Tom’s blog but if you wish to do so dive in here.

We look forward to dissecting the Great Green Smoke Screen for you post-Monday evening.

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3 Responses to Great Green Smoke Screen (part 1): Tom Clarke

  1. the Grit says:

    Hi y’all,

    Great. Something else to read. Thanks 🙂

    the Grit

  2. earthpal says:

    Thanks for reminding me about this programme. Should be good.

    Glad to hear that the carbon-offset thing … green consciences for sale … is going to be discussed in on mainstream TV. Hopefully, more people will become aware of the Great Greenwash that is the carbon offset scheme.

  3. matt says:

    It is certainly good to see the UK continuing the debate on how we can seriously make the necessary changes to lower our environmental impacts.

    Lets hope Channel 4 have learnt their lesson from the recent shambles over their programme The Great Global Warming Swindle. Funny how both programmes have got the word ‘great’ in the title. Maybe Channel 4’s planning a series of greats. 🙂

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