12:56 UK time, Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Welcome to my page. This is a space to discuss issues relating to the environment.
Surely you remember it? It's the thing we thought we cared about before the recession came along.
Welcome to my reflections and insight into what's really affecting the world all around us
Originally from Tipperary in Ireland, Matt edited computer magazines for several years before joining BBC Radio 5 live at its launch in 1994. Following stints as producer and reporter, Matt became the station's science specialist in 1997. He joined the BBC World Service in 2006 as environment reporter.
He has reported on some of the major issues in science and environment in that period including BSE, foot and mouth disease, cloning, global warming and GM food.
Highlights include reporting from the solar eclipse in Alderney in 1999 and travelling to the Arctic in 2007. Matt tested the temperatures in Copenhagen by jumping into the icy harbour waters during the UN summit in 2009.
Over the years Matt has also reported extensively on the scientific impacts of doping in sport.
He was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010-11.
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