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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

British And American Climate Researchers March Together

On Saturday I tried to highlight these threats again and to show American climate scientists that their counterparts in the UK and around the world are shoulder to shoulder with them as they stand up for their profession.
26/04/2017 11:29 BST

Shortcomings in UK Government Review of Flooding

One of the most important decisions facing the new UK Government is how to implement the recommendations of the National Flood Resilience Review, which was scheduled to be published this week.
20/07/2016 10:51 BST

Vote Leave Campaign Uses Tactics of Climate Change 'Sceptics'

With British voters heading to the ballot box on 23 June to decide on a referendum about whether the UK should remain within the European Union or not, it is striking that the Vote Leave campaign has used the same tactics to deny the economic dangers of Brexit as lobbyists who refute the risks of climate change.
22/06/2016 11:24 BST

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

The Link Between Climate Change, Migration and Refugees

While the response to the refugee crisis is now dominating political discussions across the European Union and beyond, it is also important to understand its root causes in order to learn broader lessons for the future.
14/09/2015 12:31 BST

Manufacturing Doubt About Climate Change

English audiences will today be given their first chance to see a shocking new film which reveals how a handful of right-wing lobbyists have thwarted attempts to curb threats to health and the environment.
03/02/2015 14:28 GMT

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

Green Hypocrisy at Northcliffe House

This once again exposes the breath-taking hypocrisy of <em>The Mail on Sunday</em>, which tries to convince its readers that threats to the environment are exaggerated, while its parent company is busy trying to persuade investors that it is a sustainable business.
25/07/2014 12:21 BST

The Trouble With Climate Change Denial

The pamphlet provides stunning proof that the arguments put forward by Lord Lawson and other climate change 'sceptics' require not just a dogmatic rejection of the expert views of climate scientists, but also a denigration of their professional competence and integrity. That is the trouble with climate change denial.
04/07/2014 11:57 BST

US Emissions Rise as Shale Gas 'Miracle' Stalls

Efforts in the United States to introduce federal legislation on climate change have been given greater urgency by news that the shale gas 'miracle', which delivered both lower electricity prices and reduced emissions of carbon dioxide, has stalled.
15/01/2014 09:08 GMT

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