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Climate change

Climate change

a commentary by Bob Ward 22 May, 2013

‘There is already strong and mounting evidence of changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events around the world’ The Times – subscription is required.


How Fleet Street is still misleading the public over climate change, New Statesman,

How Fleet Street is still misleading the public over climate change, New Statesman,

a commentary by Bob Ward 27 February, 2013

The right-wing press is attempting to fool the public into believing that its opposition to green policies is based on robust evidence, rather than dogmatic ideology. The New Statesman


Recycling the myth that global warming ‘stopped in the mid-1990s’

Recycling the myth that global warming ‘stopped in the mid-1990s’

a commentary by Bob Ward 18 October, 2012

David Rose loves to tell readers of the ‘The Mail on Sunday’ that global warming ‘stopped’ in the mid-1990s. On 5 December 2010, the newspaper published a long article by … read more »


The Australian Echo Chamber of Climate Change Denial

The Australian Echo Chamber of Climate Change Denial

a commentary by Bob Ward 10 September, 2012

The Australian newspaper proved last week that the echo chamber of climate change denial is not restricted to the United States and United Kingdom. The Huffington Post UK


Shale gas: how does the hype stack up against robust analysis of the evidence?

Shale gas: how does the hype stack up against robust analysis of the evidence?

a commentary by Bob Ward 1 May, 2012

A strident campaign has been mounted over the past couple of years to promote shale gas as a ‘game-changing’ new source of energy that can be extracted readily and in … read more »


Why academic researchers should scrutinise the lobbying of climate change ‘sceptics’

Why academic researchers should scrutinise the lobbying of climate change ‘sceptics’

a commentary by Bob Ward 29 December, 2011

A recent exchange of letters has revealed the tactics which so-called climate change ‘sceptics’ from the Global Warming Policy Foundation are using to lobby the UK Government in a bid … read more »


Lord Lawson’s Global Warming Policy Foundation is spreading errors

Lord Lawson’s Global Warming Policy Foundation is spreading errors

a commentary by Bob Ward 21 October, 2011

Bob Ward: The former chancellor is an avowed climate sceptic – and the ‘facts’ he repeats are demonstrably inaccurate the Guardian


Lord Lawson’s appeal to unreason

Lord Lawson’s appeal to unreason

a commentary by Bob Ward 11 April, 2011

Britain’s most prominent climate change sceptic, Lord Lawson of Blaby, has been encouraging audiences over the past few weeks to adopt a recklessly complacent approach to the risks posed by … read more »


Climate change sceptic Bob Carter continues to ply his trade

Climate change sceptic Bob Carter continues to ply his trade

a commentary by Bob Ward 30 November, 2010

Bob Ward: Like many deniers of man-made global warming, Prof Carter’s views may say more about his politics than scientific evidence the Guardian


Comment: ‘Knock knock: where is the evidence for dangerous human-caused global warming?’ by Robert M. Carter

Comment: ‘Knock knock: where is the evidence for dangerous human-caused global warming?’ by Robert M. Carter

a working paper by Bob Ward 1 September, 2010

Carter (2008) notes that for climate change “sound science [sic] understanding is an essential prerequisite to any meaningful economic analysis”. Unfortunately, his paper contains serious and … read more »