For 27 years John Vidal was environment editor at The Guardian, scouring the world to bring underreported environmental issues to light.

John talks to us about his latest story – the remarkable discovery of billions of tonnes of carbon-rich peat in the Congo basin – as well as some of the more hair-raising moments from his three decades of reporting on the state of the planet.

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