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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


Royal Society and climate change

Royal Society and climate change

a commentary by Bob Ward  1 June, 2010

The Times, 1 June 2010 Online article no longer available


A changed Africa still needs our help to grow

A changed Africa still needs our help to grow

a commentary by Nicholas Stern  31 May, 2010

Five years ago, the Commission for Africa argued that supporting the continent’s quest for growth and development was not only a moral imperative but also enlightened self-interest. The Financial Times … read more »


How climate scientists can repair their reputation

How climate scientists can repair their reputation

a commentary by Bob Ward  29 May, 2010

THE controversies swirling around the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in the UK have damaged the reputations not just of … read more »


UK Royal Society revives confusion as US concludes climate change certainty

UK Royal Society revives confusion as US concludes climate change certainty

a commentary by Bob Ward  28 May, 2010

Just as leading US experts give their clearest warning about emissions, 43 UK scientists prompt Royal Society to rethink the Guardian


Climate: What You Need to Know by Nicholas Stern

Climate: What You Need to Know by Nicholas Stern

a commentary by Nicholas Stern  26 May, 2010

Bill McKibben’s new book is a passionate appeal from a writer who has dedicated his efforts to warning of the risks posed by human-driven climate change. It describes the challenges … read more »


We need to protect blue-sky research

We need to protect blue-sky research

a commentary by Bob Ward  17 May, 2010

One of the biggest challenges facing David Willetts, the new minister for universities and science, is to ensure that the UK remains a global leader in scientific research over a … read more »