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The Heat: Climate change

The Heat: Climate change

in the news Bob Ward  8 March, 2019

Bob Ward speaks in a debate on American television channel CGTN (China Global Television Network). He spoke about scientific consensus on climate change and the implications for the defence community that climate change contributes to problems that themselves are driving conflict. read more »


Another example of the echo chamber of climate change denial

a commentary by Bob Ward  4 March, 2019

The British echo chamber of climate change denial has been heavily used over the past couple of weeks as part of a campaign to spread misinformation about extreme weather events. … read more »


Politicians can make case for a smart transition from fossil fuels

Politicians can make case for a smart transition from fossil fuels

in the news Bob Ward  1 March, 2019

Letter to the FT, 1 March 2019


Is the UK doing enough to prepare for the last days of coal and the eventual phase-out of oil and gas?

a commentary by Josh Burke  28 February, 2019

The UK’s coal phase-out may be proceeding apace but there remains a gap where ‘just transition’ plans should sit – for coal and for other fossil fuel industry – argues Josh Burke. read more »


Britain is burning: Wildfires break out across the country after record-breaking 70F hottest winter’s day EVER left fields parched

in the news Bob Ward  27 February, 2019

Asked whether warmer winters are a sign of climate change, Bob Ward comments that the climate was transforming towards warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers – such as last year’s heatwave summer – with impacts on people and wildlife. read more »


Comment on record UK winter temperature

Press release  26 February, 2019

Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science, said: “Today’s record for … read more »


Why is the weather so warm and should we be concerned?

in the news Bob Ward  26 February, 2019

ITV News report on whether the soaring temperatures, which have been described as “exceptional” by the Met Office and come at the end of a particularly mild winter, could be attributed to climate change and what the impact on British ecosystems might be. read more »


Young Americans will no longer be silent on climate change

Young Americans will no longer be silent on climate change

in the news Bob Ward  23 February, 2019

Bob Ward looks at how young people in the US are taking action on climate change through student strikes and legal cases. read more »


UK experiences winter temperatures above 20C for first time

in the news Bob Ward  22 February, 2019

In our statement for this article, Bob Ward said: “People may find it very pleasant to be in warmer temperatures but they must also remember that it’s the same trend that saw hundreds of people die last summer as a result of overheating. Over the last five years we also had two record wet winters during which there was severe flooding. This is a sign of the fundamental and profound way that Britain’s climate is changing.” read more »


South Africa set to introduce long-awaited carbon tax in June

South Africa set to introduce long-awaited carbon tax in June

in the news Patrick Curran  20 February, 2019

New proposed carbon tax rate will need to be strengthened in order to meet country’s national & global climate change objectives says Patrick Curran. read more »