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    Is there a link between climate change ‘sceptics’ and Brexit supporters?

Is there a link between climate change ‘sceptics’ and Brexit supporters?

With voters heading to the ballot box to decide whether the UK should remain within the European Union or not, Bob Ward writes that it is striking how 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.
Accoding to a recent opinion poll, 18 […]

Flawed analysis of the economics of climate change

A new analysis of the economic impacts of climate change contains some serious flaws and exposes a lack of consistency with the scientific evidence, writes Bob Ward.

On 18 September, the World Economic Forum published a blog on its website that controversially suggested the overall impacts of unmitigated climate change this century could be positive, even if global average temperature […]

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    UK newspaper misleads public about impacts of climate change on the Arctic

UK newspaper misleads public about impacts of climate change on the Arctic

New figures for this year’s reduction in Arctic sea ice extent have exposed the major errors in an article by The Mail on Sunday. In this article, Bob Ward takes to task the newspaper and the Press regulator for failing to uphold the public interest.

President Obama is this week visiting Alaska to highlight climate change, not least because the […]

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    Figures published by the IMF in 2015 show the UK provides more subsidies for fossil fuels than renewables

Figures published by the IMF in 2015 show the UK provides more subsidies for fossil fuels than renewables

An IMF report has quantified the subsidies provided for the fossil fuel industry, finding the UK will spend £26 billion this year, amounting to far more than the subsidies provided for renewables. Bob Ward summarises the findings.

Figures published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) show that the UK Government may not be looking in the right place if it wants to cut energy […]

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    Amber Rudd, the Tory minister now in charge of DECC, would do well not to take advice from Fraser Nelson on environmental issues

Amber Rudd, the Tory minister now in charge of DECC, would do well not to take advice from Fraser Nelson on environmental issues

Following the election of a Conservative majority government, there is now a Tory minister, Amber Rudd, in charge of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In this article, Bob Ward argues that she should would be well advised to ignore the views of Fraser Nelson and the Conservative fringe of free-market fundamentalists and climate change ‘sceptics’. 

One of the main differences between the […]

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    IPSO, the press regulator created in the aftermath of the Leveson Inquiry, is not up to task

IPSO, the press regulator created in the aftermath of the Leveson Inquiry, is not up to task

In this article, Bob Ward explains what led him to lodge a complaint with the Independent Press Standards Organisation, the controversial press regulator that was launched following the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics. 

The new Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has failed an early test of its credibility by allowing a newspaper to publish inaccurate and misleading information even though […]

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    Owen Paterson’s controversial speech to climate change sceptics looks to be riddled with inaccuracies

Owen Paterson’s controversial speech to climate change sceptics looks to be riddled with inaccuracies

Owen Paterson, until recently the environment secretary, will be speaking to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a think tank known for its climate change scepticism. Bob Ward looks at what he will say, writing that Paterson is in desperate need of some extra tuition from climate scientists.

More details are emerging of serious flaws in a controversial speech that the former environment […]

Climate change ‘sceptics’ breached charity rules

The Global Warming Policy Foundation, founded by former Chancellor Nigel Lawson, has for years been promoting climate change scepticism. Back in June 2013, Bob Ward complained to the Charity Commission, arguing that the Foundation’s spread of misinformation regarding the science of climate change should exempt it from being registered as an educational charity. The Commission’s verdict has just been announced and it is […]