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Climate change talks should focus on ‘building blocks’ of policy instead of international treaty

Press release  30 September, 2010

International talks on climate change should focus on putting together the “building blocks” of global policy instead of drawing up a comprehensive new treaty, according to new research published today. read more »


Transparency is needed in climate change research

Transparency is needed in climate change research

a commentary by Bob Ward  29 September, 2010

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Sceptic’s paper in economics journal is ‘possibly the most inaccurate and misleading article about climate change’

Press release  14 September, 2010

An Australian geologist, who advises the UK’s main global warming sceptics’ group, wrote “possibly the most inaccurate and misleading article about climate change that has ever been published by a journal”. read more »


The Government’s promise of referendums on Europe offers no guarantees  – Telegraph

The Government’s promise of referendums on Europe offers no guarantees – Telegraph

a commentary by Bob Ward  14 September, 2010

The Brussels elite, which is relentlessly pursuing its ideal of “ever closer union” as enshrined in the Treaty of Rome, may still yet get its way. Telegraph.co.uk



Ambiguity is another reason to mitigate climate change

Ambiguity is another reason to mitigate climate change

a commentary by Simon Dietz, Antony Millner  1 September, 2010

The answers to “How much should people sacrifice today for the benefit of those living several decades from now?” vary widely. This column suggests that people’s distaste for uncertainty – … read more »


Did climate sceptics mislead the public over the significance of the hacked emails?

Did climate sceptics mislead the public over the significance of the hacked emails?

a commentary by Bob Ward  19 August, 2010

Bob Ward: Previous mistakes mean Andrew Montford is not the right man to lead an inquiry into the UEA climate emails the Guardian


Global warming likely to exceed 1.5°C but could be reduced in long term August

Press release  2 August, 2010

Global average temperature likely to rise by more than 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level, but could be reduced in the long term through strong cuts in greenhouse gases. read more »


On the IPCC, Scottish fiscal autonomy, prison reform, counterinsurgency, bankers, the second amendment, assisted suicide

On the IPCC, Scottish fiscal autonomy, prison reform, counterinsurgency, bankers, the second amendment, assisted suicide

a commentary by Bob Ward  22 July, 2010

Letters are welcome via e-mail to letters@economist.com Climate-change thinking SIR – Your article “Flawed scientists” (July 10th) was uncharacteristically… The Economist


Thatcher becomes latest recruit in Monckton’s climate sceptic campaign

Thatcher becomes latest recruit in Monckton’s climate sceptic campaign

a commentary by Bob Ward  22 June, 2010

Bob Ward: Monckton’s use of Britain’s former PM illustrates that climate denialism is about politics, not science the Guardian


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