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    A silent public health emergency: hundreds are dying from ignorance of heatwave risks

A silent public health emergency: hundreds are dying from ignorance of heatwave risks

The high temperatures across much of the UK this summer are responsible for hundreds of deaths. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if government departments and agencies had listened to the advice of experts and improved the shockingly poor flow of information to the public about the rising risk of heatwaves due to climate change, writes Bob […]

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    Do male climate change ‘sceptics’ have a problem with women?

Do male climate change ‘sceptics’ have a problem with women?

Although clearly not all climate change ‘sceptics’ are male, writes Bob Ward, it does appear that those who most intensely promote climate change denial are usually male, and routinely refer to female climate scientists in a dismissive way. He provides some evidence for his argument.

On 20 February, the Global Warming Policy Foundation launched a new pamphlet at the House […]

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    Universities under purdah: maintaining impartiality or restricting academic freedom?

Universities under purdah: maintaining impartiality or restricting academic freedom?

Is purdah, intended to maintain the impartiality of the civil service, infringing on university researchers’ independence at a time when their expertise is most needed? Bob Ward explains the rules and argues that the next government should undertake a review of the guidance available, in order to ensure that purdah does not harm the public interest in the future.

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    A recent climate change publication is ideology masquerading as scholarship

A recent climate change publication is ideology masquerading as scholarship

Bob Ward argues that a paper by Dr Bjorn Lomborg published yesterday is a textbook example of dogmatic ideology masquerading as scholarship. Dr Lomborg, who has a PhD in political science and has gained notoriety for his pronouncements on climate change, is the author of a paper on ‘Impact of Current Climate Proposals’ which has been published in the new issue of the journal […]

November 11th, 2015|Bob Ward, Featured|3 Comments|