Environmental Analyst, BBC

Summary

Roger Harrabin is the BBC’s Environment Analyst, and one of their senior journalists on the environment and energy. He has broadcast on environmental issues since the 1980s and has won many awards. He has travelled widely reporting on environment and energy and interviewed many leading figures. Aside from his speciality he covered many major general news stories including the Broadwater Farm riots in London, the assassination of Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin, the Soho pub bombing in London in 1999 and the 2003 Istanbul bombings. He is a Visiting Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford and an Associate Press Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. The media, he believes, often give the wrong level of prominence to risk issues that fail to fit news criteria of novelty, drama, conflict, personality and pictures, and should find new ways of exploring long-term issues such as security of water, food, health, energy and climate. He graduated in English from Cambridge University.