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Tim Radford

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    Tim Radford

    Tim Radford is a prize-winning freelance journalist and a reporter for Climate News Network.

    Climate News Network is a news service led by four veteran British environmental reporters and broadcasters. It delivers news and commentary about climate change for free to media outlets worldwide.

    Tim Radford was born in New Zealand in 1940 and educated at Sacred Heart College, Auckland. He joined the New Zealand Herald as a reporter at 16, and moved to the United Kingdom in 1961.

    Apart from a brief spell as a Whitehall information officer, he has spent all his life in weekly, evening or daily newspapers.

    He worked for The Guardian for 32 years, becoming – among other things – letters editor, arts editor, literary editor and science editor.

    He won the Association of British Science Writers award for science writer of the year four times.

    He served on the U.K. committee for the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. He has lectured, or taken part in debates about, science and the media in Madrid, Santiago, Barcelona, Brussels, Bern, Geneva, Berlin, Bonn, The Hague, Monaco, Stockholm, Ljubljana, Dubrovnik, Auckland, Wellington, Moscow and Krasnoyarsk as well as many British cities.

    He has also written for The Lancet, New Scientist, the London Review of Books and many other journals.

    He has written one book - The Crisis of Life On Earth (1990) - and edited two books of science writing for the Guardian.

    He is married with two children and one grandchild.

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