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Bob Ward (communications director)

Bob Ward has served as policy and communications director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics since 2008.[1]

He worked at the Royal Society, where he headed the media team, for eight years until 2006.[2][3]

Views on climate change

In 2009 he commented on the Climatic Research Unit email controversy, saying that "The politicians won't be swayed by this. It's basic physics that the world is being warmed by greenhouse gases, and politicians can see through the sceptics' arguments."[4] He supported calls for an independent investigation into the controversy but believed the emails did not reveal evidence of wrongdoing. [4] He also commented on how climate change denial had, in his opinion, been adopted as a political cause by the far right. [5]

In 2010 he expressed concern over reports that some Fellows of the Royal Society disagreed with the Society's official policy on "Preventing dangerous climate change" as stated in December 2009. In a letter to The Times and in an Op-Ed in The Guardian he urged the Royal Society to clarify its stance on global warming.[6][7]


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