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Tougher government attitudes on climate change key to business action|
The Guardian, 2 December  

Study: Cities can slash CO2 cheaply using 'no brainer' technologies|
Business Green, 1 December
Energy efficient appliances, fuel efficient transport, and biomass boilers could cut energy-related CO2 by more than a third for little outlay

Too soon to declare that Europe has ‘made the wrong bet’
|FT - Letters, 1 December

Energy and climate change: Curbing carbon emissions|
Khaleej Times, 1 December

Climate death forecast ‘exaggerated’
|The Times, 1 December



One year to save the planet from climate change disaster, Ed Davey warns|
The Telegraph, 30 November

Ban Ki Moon, John Kerry y Al Gore confirmaron su presencia en la COP20
|La Republica, 30 November

Green regulations cripple the economy? Show me the proof|
Business Green, 28 November

Scotland is facing its heaviest rainfall in a century|
Scottish Express, 17 November

Historic pledge on climate change is the result of deep commitment
|FT, 16 November

2014 on track to be one of the wettest years on record|
The Telegraph, 16 November

US, China climate deal boosts hopes of global pact|
Bangkok Post, 13 November

China and US deal to curb emissions draws mixed response|
Financial Times, 12 November

This year set to be hottest on record
|Herald Scotland, 5 November

Drought and flood fears after warm 2014|
Belfast Telegraph
, 5 November

Extreme weather ‘will cost lives and billions of pounds of damage’|
The Independent, 5 November

Britain had one of warmest and wettest years on record
|The Guardian, 4 November

G20 energy efficiency action plan appears to require little or no action|
The Guardian, 4 November

World warned: Act now or humanity faces catastrophe|
ITV News, 2 November

¿La Unión Europea está perdiendo el liderazgo en la lucha contra el cambio climático?
|La Vanguardia, 2 November

Clock Ticking To Stop Climate Change, Warns UN|
Sky News, 2 November

Planting and burning billions of trees ‘will avert climate disaster’
|The Times (subscription required), 2 November

UN report: Climate change has permanently ruined farmland the size of France|
The Independent, 2 November

Nicholas Stern: Tony Abbott should not prevent G20 debate on climate change
|The Guardian, 2 November

IPCC: rapid carbon emission cuts vital to stop severe impact of climate change|
The Guardian, 2 November

France, US lead voices of alarm at climate report|
Yahoo News, 2 November

Tony Abbott must put climate change at front of the G20 agenda in Brisbane
|The Guardian, 2 November

UN climate change report to warn of ‘severe, pervasive’ effects of global warming
|The Telegraph, 1 November

Letter to The Times on the UK Climate Change Act
|The Times, 1 November




Irreversible climate change would result from continued inaction
|Scientific America, 29 October

IPCC lines up for a sixth climate audit as economic costs corrected
|Sydney Morning Herald, 20 October

Folgen der Erwärmung: Uno tilgt Hoffnung aus Klimareport|
Spiegel Online
, 18 October

Environment Secretary Liz Truss under fire over plan to scrap solar farm subsidies|
The Independent, 19 October

IPCC corrects claim suggesting climate change would be good for the economy
|The Guardian, 17 October
- Bob Ward: Controversial statement, that was based on faulty data taken from a report by economist Richard Tol, has been removed from the final version of the report

Owen Paterson: fracking would be boon for poorest parts of the UK|
The Guardian, 16 October

Owen Paterson’s controversial speech to climate change sceptics looks to be riddled with inaccuracies|
British Politics and Policy Blog, 15 October

The Tory right is becoming desperate on climate change and energy|
New Statesman, 13 October

Owen Paterson proposal to scrap Climate Change Act is ‘bonkers’|
The Guardian, 13 October

EU plans to revive lifeless carbon market|
FT, 13 October

Record UK temperatures ‘evidence of global warming
|The Times, 4 October

Climate change blamed as records show 2014 is warmest year since records began|

ITV News, 3 October




Lord Lawson’s charity ‘blurring fact and comment on climate change’|
The Guardian
, 30 September

Lord Lawson and his climate change sceptics broke charity bias rules|
The Independent
, 30 September 2014

Lord Nicholas Stern - HARDtalk interview
|BBC News, 30 September

A global climate treaty is crucial|
New York Times, 29 September

Climate Challenges|
BBC World Service
, 27 September

La croissance est-elle l'ennemie du climat?
|Le Monde, 26 September

Facts and Fictions About New Climate Change Report|
Huffington Post, 25 September

Climate change could be slower than forecast|
The Times, 26 September

The New Economy Report: Why the criticism doesn't stack up|
Bob Ward of the Grantham Institute argues Prof Richard Tol's denunciation of last week's landmark report is flawed
Business Green, 23 September

Time for action on climate|
The Hindu, 23 September

Climate change concerns: India can contribute its bit quite easily|
India Times, 23 September

Coal has no future in the world's energy mix, UN warns, ahead of New York summit|
Radio Australia, 23 September

Lord Stern: global warming may create billions of climate refugees
|But we must not turn debate into a ‘pissing contest’ between growth on one hand and climate and environment on the other
The Guardian, 22 September

Combating climate change can be economically beneficial
A major international report published last week could be a game changer in the fierce political debate about climate change in the United States.
The Hill, 22 September

Climate warning to world leaders: stick to 2C limit or face ‘mayhem’|

Experts deliver stark message for Obama and Cameron ahead of UN summit in New York
The Observer, 21 September

The UN climate change summit is a vital chance for the world to avoid catastrophe|

Bob Ward: Leaders must act together to reverse carbon emissions – or betray their children and future generations
The Observer, 20 September

Try jam today|

Policies to slow down warming may be more attractive if framed as ways of speeding up growth
The Economist, 20 September

Une étude plaide pour une croissance sobre en carbone d’ici à 2030
|Liberation, 19 September

Pollution et procrastination|
Le Soleil, 19 September

Fight against climate change driving growth and profits|

Jakarta Globe, 17 September

Barack Obama welcomes report saying fighting climate change can be low cost|
The Guardian, 16 September

Seven things we learned from Lord Stern’s New Climate Economy report|

The Guardian, 16 September

Climate change report: prevent damage by overhauling global economy|

The Guardian, 16 September

Climate change remedies ‘affordable’, says global body|

BBC News, 17 September

Climate change report by Lord Stern shows there’s still time – just|

The Guardian, 16 September

Slowing climate change makes economic sense; cities to lead: study|

Reuters/Yahoo News, 16 September

It’s clear that prosperity and climate change action can go hand in hand|
The Guardian, 16 September

Skyscrapers will help fight climate change|
The Times, 16 September

Fight against climate change seen driving economic growth|
, 16 September

Growth and fighting global climate change not incompatible|
FT, 16 September

Slowing climate change makes economic sense; cities to lead-study|
Daily Mail, 16 September 

We can avoid climate change, and boost the world’s economy – if we act now - Angel Gurria and Nicholas Stern
|The Guardian, 16 September

Miliband is under pressure to back the government's climate change plan - Bob Ward|
New Statesman, 10 September

Two secret funders of Nigel Lawson’s climate sceptic organisation revealed
The Guardian, 2 September


Global warming impacts 'severe, widespread, and irreversible', UN warns| 
The Telegraph, 27 August

2014 is warmest year since records began - and third wettest|
Independent, 22 August

Global warming is here, except on the bank holiday|
The Times, 22 August

January to July weather was warmest since records began, Met Office confirms|
The Telegraph, 21 August

UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action
|The Guardian, 21 August

When climate change denial is promoted in mainstream news|
20 August 2014, New Statesman
Bob Ward discusses how articles and comments from figures such as Matthew Ridley and Nigel Lawson, without balance, can mislead the British public.

White House report understates impact of climate change|
7 August, The Hill
Bob Ward argues that the recent White House report on potential economic impacts of delaying action on climate change underestimated these impacts.

Fairer fixes for the public purse lost in a chancellor’s drawer|

6 August, FT
Lord Stern makes a case for UK taxation reform including the raising of taxes on congestion, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.



MPs who reject science are undermining the public interest|
30 July, New Statesman Blog
Bob Ward - On climate change and other issues, parliamentarians are ignoring the evidence. 

China sees growth in a cleaner environment|
25 July, Japan Times 
He Jiankun and Nicholas Stern: China - currently the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide - is emerging as a global leader in climate policy as it seeks to build a cleaner and more efficient economy.

Green hypocrisy at Northcliffe House
|25 July, Huffington Post
Bob Ward on how staff at the Daily Mail recently marked Green Week.

‘Scary’ climate shifts not far off
|22 July 2014. London Evening Standard. Letter to the editor.

Climate adaptation must be backed by communication|
23 July 2014, Business Green. Bob Ward calls on newly appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss to deliver a more coherent approach to climate adaptation.

George Osborne defeated in attempt to weaken UK carbon budget|
22 July 2014, The Guardian. Ed Davey says legally-binding target for 2023-2027 – the most ambitious in the developed world – will not change.

Owen Paterson to give lecture to Nigel Lawson's climate-sceptic thinktank
18 July, The Guardian
Just days after leaving office, former UK environment secretary agrees to deliver speech at Global Warming Policy Foundation.

Australia’s carbon price repeal: the global context|
17 July, The Interpreter
With the repeal today of Australia’s two-year-old carbon pricing scheme, the Abbott Government has formalised Australia’s transition from climate laggard to climate wrecker. But just how serious a blow to global climate efforts is this repeal?

Watchdog must be tougher on climate sceptic 'charity'
|16 July, New Scientist
Decisive action is needed to curb Nigel Lawson's Global Warming Policy Foundation, which lobbies against climate change mitigation, says policy expert Bob Ward

We need a stronger carbon price to justify shale|
15 July, ResPublica
Professor Samuel Fankhauser examines the policy measures needed to ensure shale gas extraction is commensurate with our wider climate change objectives

Lawson’s climate-sceptic group hit by charity status row
|16 July, BBC News
Climate-sceptic charity the Global Warming Policy Foundation is to relaunch in September, after a complaint about its charitable status

UK’s new energy and environment ministers opposed green energy
|15 July, The Guardian
Matthew Hancock called for cuts to wind power subsidies while Liz Truss claimed renewable power was damaging the economy

Will UK reshuffle boost science and environment?|
15 July, New Scientist
Bob Ward reflects on the potential impact of the new intake of ministers on future policy.

BRICS crean un banco para la infraestructura y reservas para la crisis
|15 July, Yahoo Mexico

The Costs of Climate Change|
7 July, Channel News Asia (TV interview)

The trouble with climate change denial|
4 July, Huffington Post Blog

Today Programme criticised for giving platform to climate sceptic Lord Lawson
3 July, The Independent

How climate change may affect your bottom line|
3 July, MPR News



UK Government Utterly Fails to Communicate About Climate Change|
30 June 2014, Huffington Post

Common sense prevails as BBC upholds Today programme climate complaint|
26 June, The Guardian

Busting the myths around emission reduction costs
26 June, Business Green

EU leaders must stop dithering on climate change - Nicholas Stern
|25 June 2014, FT Comments

Models ‘grossly underestimate’ costs of global warming, Nicholas Stern says|

16 June 2014, The Sydney Morning Herald

Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’|
16 June 2014, Independent

Coal’s share of energy market at highest level since 1970|
16 June 2014, The Guardian

A nexus approach to global challenges|
13 June 2014, The Guardian

Australian PM Tony Abbott calls for alliance with UK to counter Obama's 'left-liberal' agenda to raise taxes and 'unwise' plan to address global warming|
10 June 2014, Daily Mail

Unleash metrics on the climate change sceptics! Met Office chief wants scientists to turn to poetry to promote research
8 June 2014, Independent

Barack Obama's carbon cuts plan is a big step in the right direction|
2 June 2014, The Guardian

4 grados más…|
2 June 2014, El Pais


It’s time to challenge Ukip over its climate change denial
30 May 2014, New Statesman

Without transparency, Europe’s carbon market reform will fail|
30 May 2014, The Conversation

No gas found in the Weald basin: Does this spell the end of the Government’s dream of a fracking revolution?
|23 May 2014, Independent

Experto cree que las políticas energéticas "dubitativas" y de "ping-pong" crean incertidumbre en inversores|

26 May 2014, MSN

La Gran Historia - México y el cambio climático

Paper says several billion barrels of oil may lie under Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire – but may not be recoverable| 
23 May 2014, The Guardian

Green Economy: UN joins mission to balance investment goals|
21 May 2014, Financial Times

'Climategate' had only fleeting effect on global warming scepticism|
21 May, The Guardian

China aims for 70GW of solar in race to ditch coal|
19 May 2014, Businessgreen.com (requires subscription - free trial available)

Killer coal falling out of fashion|
19 May 2014, Canberra Times

IPCC reports 'diluted' under 'political pressure' to protect fossil fuel interests|
15 May, The Guardian

Under the sea: Incredible images show what America's most famous coastal landmarks would look like if sea levels rose by just 12 feet|
15 May, Daily Mail

Nigel Lawson's climate-change denial charity 'intimidated' environmental expert|
11 May, The Independent

Nigel Lawson's climate sceptic thinktank to launch campaigning arm|
9 May, The Guardian

Russia Says 2C Climate Goal Shouldn’t Dictate Carbon Pledges|
1 May, The Washington Post


Economics is clear on the need for climate action, now it's time to act|
30 April, The Guardian

US and China lift climate change hopes with new phase of talks|
27 April, Financial Times

Britain's Conservatives to end onshore wind farm subsidies|
24 April, Reuters

Time to change the political climate|
20 April, Financial Times

IPCC report under fire|
15 April, Nature

UN climate change report on how to cut emissions
13 April, The Guardian

Leaked climate change report: Scientific body warns of 'devastating rise of 4-5C if we carry on as we are'
13 April, The Independent

Shale gas can help to prevent global warming - IPCC|
13 April, The Times

The IPCC report underlines why national action must be at the heart of tackling climate change
13 April, The Independent

Climate change: Can disaster be avoided?|
13 April, Aljazeera

UN green police say ditch oil and change your diet|
12 April, The Telegraph

UN urges huge increase in green energy to avert climate disaster|
12 April, The Observer

Green tech revolution needed to avoid climate change dangers, says Nicholas Stern|
11 April, The Sydney Morning Herald

Le Giec peine à chiffrer l'effet du réchauffement climatique|
10 April, Reuters France

UN climate report seeks clearer economics to guide action|
10 April, Reuters

Slash Greenhouse Gases to Meet Climate Goals, U.N. Draft Says|
9 April, The Wall Street Journal

Time running out to beat climate change, UN warns
9 April, Sydney Morning Herald

Cars Become Biggest Driver of Greenhouse-Gas Increases
|9 April, Bloomberg

World 'needs Plan B' on climate - IPCC report|
8 April, BBC

Britain Confronts Gas Mother Lode With Fracking by Lord Browne
3 April, Bloomberg

Scientists challenge work of climate change dissenter|
2 April, Channel 4

Government accuses BBC of creating 'false balance' on climate change with unqualified sceptics
2 April, The Independent

MPs criticise BBC for 'false balance' in climate change coverage|
2 April, The Guardian

MPs accuse BBC of keeping audience confused with climate change coverage
2 April, Press Gazette

UN issues call for action over ‘catastrophe of climate change’
|1 April, The Times

Britain under ‘severe risk' of flood hell as global temperatures rise
|1 April, Daily Star


'We live in an era of man-made climate change' - IPCC
31 March, Channel 4 News

'No one will be untouched': Climate change will lead to war, famine and extreme weather, claims IPCC report
31 March, Daily Mail

Climate Change: Our Way Of Life 'In Jeopardy'
31 March, Sky News

Climate change is hitting food production, IPCC warns
31 March, The Times

UK warned of 'climate change flood of refugees': Droughts and heatwaves could force millions to flee their country
31 March, Mail on Sunday

IPCC report: Tallying the damage bill of climate change
31 March, The Sydney Morning Herald

War, hunger, disease… and worse to come: The impact of climate change all over the world
31 March, The Metro

Thousands more ‘face floods risk in Britain’: Climate warning in new global report
31 March, The Metro

El clima del planeta sera mas extremo por culpa del hombre|
30 March, ABC.es

Estados de painel de clima da ONU querem estimativas de perdas econômicas
28 March, Reuters

The Two Numbers Climate Economists Can’t Stand to See Together
|28 March, Bloomberg

Coping with climate change to cost up to $100bn a year, says UN
28 March, Financial Times (registration is required)

At UN climate talks, many seek sterner warnings of GDP losses|
28 March, Reuters

Back tracking on carbon pricing will damage Australia|
27 March, ABC News

'BBC News sticking two fingers up to management' says prof behind Trust's science impartiality report|
26 March, Press Gazette

IPCC report downplays economic impacts of climate change, reviewer says|
25 March, Sydney Morning Herald

Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change|
22 March, The Guardian

End this obsession over climate change: It stops us tackling floods and storms now say experts|
20 March, Mail Online

Osborne to cut £7bn in heavy industry fuel bills and cap tax on carbon emissions in boost for manufacturing|
20 March, Mail Online

UK freezes carbon tax plan for electricity sector|
20 March, The Age

Osborne's energy measures please firms but anger environmentalists|
19 March, The Guardian

U.K. Freezes CO2 Tax in $12 Billion Plan to Cut Power Cost
|19 March, The Washington Post

Il grande bluff del costo dell’energia|
16 March, Trend Online

Switzerland Seeks Precision as Nations Shape Carbon Markets|
10 March, The Washington Post

'Carbon bubble' threatens stock markets, say MPs|
6 March, BBC

Shut up and listen, Cabinet minister tells Tory climate sceptics|
6 March, The Times

UK needs 100 bln pounds more to meet 2020 carbon targets-report|
6 March, Reuters

Home computers to help scientists assess climate role in UK's wet winter|
4 March, The Guardian

Britain ‘ahead of curve’ on green targets|
3 March, The Times



Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sir James Dyson among centre-right figures trying to reclaim the green agenda for conservative politicians around the world
|26 February, The Independant

Discount rates, ethical conundrums, and compromising on climate policy|
26 February, Business Green

World begins 2014 with unusual number of extreme weather events
25 February, The Guardian

A high price for ignoring the risks of catastrophe
18 February, Financial Times

UK weather: Storms are clear sign of climate change and worse to come will lead to conflict and war, says Lord Stern
14 February, The Independant

Freaky Friday: Snow, rain and more storms heading Yorkshire’s way
14 February, Yorkshire Post

Climate change: hard rain, hard truths
13 February, The Guardian

Flooding and storms in UK are clear signs of climate change, says Lord Stern|
13 February, The Guardian

UK weather: Fury rises with the flood waters causing havoc and evacuations across Britain
|8 February, The Independent

Energy prices have overstated impact on EU industry - report|
6 February, Reuters

Power cuts and floods as storms wreak fresh havoc|
5 February, The Telegraph

Why do we insist on building on flood plains?|
2 February, The Independent


Heat is on as Met Office is accused of a ‘warm bias’ in annual forecasts
|29 January, The Times (Registration is required)

Climate scepticism blamed as Owen Paterson slashes spending on global warming|
26 January, The Independent

Proof wind turbines take thousands off your home: Value of houses within 1.2 miles of large wind farms slashed by 11%, study finds|
25 January, Daily Mail

Les 27 doivent s'entendre pour accélérer la croissance verte
|24 January, Le Monde

Lord Stern: I should have been fiercer in climate change review
|23 January, Guardian

Europe to cut carbon 40% by 2030
|23 January, ABC

Climat: l'Europe se fixe un nouveau cap pour 2030, les Etats louvoient|
22 January, L'Echo

Climate change is NOT main cause of floods, say experts: Building on plains and cutting down trees are among the true reasons
22 January, Daily Mail

European Commission resists calls for carbon ‘central bank’
19 January, Financial Times (Registration is required)

Climate Protection May Cut World GDP 4% by 2030, UN Says|
17 January, Bloomberg

UK fracking frenzy could breach emissions targets
13 January, New Scientist

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