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Bob Ward

Policy and Communications Director, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Bob joined the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from Risk Management Solutions, where he was Director of Public Policy.

He also worked at the Royal Society, the UK national academy of science, for eight years, until October 2006. His responsibilities there included leading the media relations team.

He has also worked as a freelance science writer and journalist.

Bob has a first degree in geology and an unfinished PhD thesis on palaeopiezometry.

He is a Fellow of the Geological Society

Flood Review Must Stop Harmful 'Sceptic' Cabal

For the sake of the country, the National Flood Resilience Review must sweep away the extreme ideological approach to climate change pursued by Mr Paterson and this small cabal, and instead reinstate an evidence-based approach to policy-making on adaptation.
08/01/2016 16:39 GMT

UK Government Failing to Lead on Climate Change Communication

The UK Government has confirmed that it will not lead efforts to improve public awareness of the impacts of climate change, and has cut funding for the main organisation that promotes better local communication about the risks of rising greenhouse gas levels.
22/10/2015 12:09 BST

Leadership from Washington on Climate Change

The United States took a further step forward yesterday in its action against climate change as another state outlined plans to use carbon pricing to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
18/12/2014 09:42 GMT

Facts and Fictions About New Climate Change Report

The New Climate Economy Report has been endorsed by a wide range of politicians, businesspeople and commentators since it was published on 16 September, but a few 'usual suspects' have popped up in the media to make predictably weak and flawed attacks on its findings...
25/09/2014 11:37 BST

Hypocrites of Northcliffe House

Over the past year, Greig and Greaves have been running a campaign to mislead its readers about the causes and potential consequences of climate change, through a series of articles on "The Great Green Con", written by David Rose.
13/12/2013 16:47 GMT

The United States is Not Leading by Example on Climate Change

There has been much confusion ahead of the next round of international negotiations on climate change, <a href="http://unfccc.int/meetings/bangkok_aug_2012/meeting/6812.php" target="_hplink">which start at the end of this month</a>, over whether the United States has shifted its position on the inclusion of a temperature target in a new treaty that is due to be agreed by 2015. But the signs are that while the United States is still not leading by example, the Obama administration has at least not resorted to the obstructionism of its predecessor.
13/08/2012 12:14 BST

An Echo Chamber of Climate Change Denial

There was a startling demonstration last week of how quickly messages of climate change denial can spread from the United States to the United Kingdom.
04/08/2011 00:17 BST

Climate Pragmatism or Climate Illusion?

With the Republican Party and a good many Democrats currently opposed to sanctioning any meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, United States climate policy, at least at federal level, appears stagnant at the moment.
03/08/2011 09:10 BST