Ross Clark

Ross Clark


  • Trinity Hall, Cambridge (subject unknown). [1]


Ross Clark is a British journalist who has written for the Spectator, the Times, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, and the Sun. [2]

Clark regularly questions climate science in columns for the Spectator, arguing, for instance, that while “climatic observations” should be trusted, predictions should be taken with “a pinch of salt” because “the only near-certain thing is that they will all be wrong”. [3]

Clark has been strongly critical of climate activist Greta Thunberg, calling her a “well-crafted piece of PR”, and the activist group Extinction Rebellion, which he has described as a “wannabe Marxist revolution in disguise”. He has described a David Attenborough documentary on climate change as “propaganda”. [4], [5], [6]

He has also cast doubt on the link between climate change and extreme weather events and said the public should hear more about the “beneficial side of climate change”. [7]

Clark has defended fossil fuel companies as the “unsung heroes” of the modern world, and argued that criticism of them is an attempt to “palm off responsibility”. [15]

In an article for the Spectator, Clark stated that he had investments in both the oil industry and renewable energy companies. [16]

Stance on Climate Change

December 3, 2019

In a column about weather events and global warming, Clark said: [17]

The world is getting warmer, that much is clear. But the evidence for that needs to be dissociated from the tendency of some campaigners to try to pin every piece of adverse weather on man-made climate change.” [17]

April 26, 2019

Clark discussed his views on the Left and the term “climate change denial” in a column for the Spectator: [18]

The Left has moved on from simply using the emotive language of Holocaust-denial and applying it to climate change scepticism. Rather, they now treat climate scepticism as a medieval-style heresy.” [18]

Later writing: [18]

With pressure already being put on Facebook, Twitter and the like to remove material on climate change ‘denial’, it is becoming possible to imagine a time when it really does become illegal to question the ‘scientific consensus’ on climate.” [18]

October 8, 2018

In an article titled “Good news: we now have until 2030 to save the Earth”, Clark argued that IPCC reports in 2018, which told governments they had 12 years to avert climate catastrophe, were a good sign, as previous organisations had given a stricter deadline: [19]

Phew! The dangers of global warming are receding. Admittedly that is not how most news sources are reporting the publication of the latest IPCC report this morning. But it is the logical conclusion of reading coverage of the issue over the past decade.” [19]

He then went on to write: [19]

Given the failure of the world to come to an end, it is tempting to say, just as we do when religious cults and other fantasists make doom-laden predictions which fail to come to pass: well, the whole thing must be a hoax.” [19]

Key Quotes

January 21, 2020

In a Spectator column titled “Climate change isn’t responsible for Australia’s hailstorms”, Clark wrote: [3]

We should never take too seriously anyone who says that if we keep carbon emissions to x million tonnes, we will limit the rise in global temperatures by y degrees”. [3]

Greta’s fantastical claim at Davos that we only have eight years to save the Earth is nonsense. We should trust climatic observations; but take all predictions with a pinch of salt. The only near certain thing is that they will all be wrong”. [3]

October 10, 2019

Clark defended oil and gas companies in a Spectator column: [15]

While an increasingly extreme climate lobby seeks to deny it, fossil fuels have been the fundamental ingredient of the industrialisation which has changed life for nearly all of us vastly for the better over the past two centuries.” [15]

He went on to write: [15]

Oil and coal companies are the unsung heroes of the greatest period in the improvement of global living standards the world has ever known.” [15]

He concluded the article by suggesting that blaming oil and gas companies for climate change is an attempt to “palm off responsibility”: [15]

It is merely an attempt by the left to seize the issue of climate change in order to promote its anti-capitalist agenda.” [15]

September 2, 2019

In an article about hurricanes, Clark wrote: [20]

Anyone who claims that Dorian, or any other hurricane, is a product of climate change and asserts that it would not have happened, or would have been less damaging, without man-made climate change does not have science on their side. On the contrary, it is they who are denying the evidence.” [20]

April 17, 2019

In a Spectator column, Clark wrote about how Extinction Rebellion have been given an “easy ride” by the government and commentators, and that their protests were “attempting to bypass democracy”. [21]

Clark went on to describe Extinction Rebellion as: [21]

A continuum of the anti-globalisation movement, which has leapt upon climate change as a vehicle with which to further its battle against capitalism. It behaves as if it owns the issue of climate change – that no-one thought of trying to cut carbon emissions until they did – and is being allowed to get away with this pretence.” [21]

Extinction Rebellion is no group of visionaries – just a left-wing mob determined to disrupt the lives of the rest of us. They need to be treated as such.” [21]

January 11, 2018

In an article about oil and gas companies in New York City, Clark said: [16]

I am not a stooge of the oil industry, or receive any payment from it. I have a balanced portfolio of investments which includes shares of renewable energy companies as well as oil companies, and according to an analysis of my portfolio I am under-invested in the latter relative to the market as a whole.” [16]

Key Actions

November 3, 2021

Clark wrote an article for The Telegraph headlined “I’m no fan of the Chinese Communist Party – but on the environment, they’ve got it right,” which claimed that while western countries like the UK are “ramping up the alarmist rhetoric in the hope of extracting carbon-cutting pledges,” countries like China, Russia, India will not be “making their people poorer in the name of a greener future.” [61]

Clark also wrote that COP26 would contribute to China becoming the world’s main economic superpower and that it would continue to be the investor of choice for “developing countries in Africa.” [61]

May 25, 2021

Clark wrote an article for The Spectator criticising the government’s proposals to ban the sale of new gas boilers after 2025 as part of a net zero decarbonisation strategy to be implemented by 2050. [60]

Disputing the efficacy of renewable technologies, Clark wrote: “The government’s problem is that it is now legally-committed to a zero carbon policy which cannot be met without vast cost – and even then can only be met with technology which has yet to be invented,” adding: “Even a well-insulated home with an electric heat pump powered by wind farms and solar panels is not really going to be zero-carbon – not when we have no economic means of producing steel, cement or bricks without emitting carbon.”

April 6, 2021

Clark wrote an article for The Daily Mail criticising the government’s plans to replace 600,000 gas boilers with heat pumps by 2028 as part of an attempt to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. He wrote: “Homeowners face being thrown to the wolves to meet these ill-thought-out targets — spending hard-earned savings on refurbishments that may or may not cut carbon emissions,” adding: “Indeed, the only certainty is these new rules will make a lot of Britain’s homeowners much poorer.” [59]

April 5, 2021

Clark wrote an article for The Telegraph questioning the costs of the government’s decarbonisation policies, intended to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Arguing that net zero “could yet prove a devastating hostage to fortune,” Clark said: “Voters, aligned in principle with climate campaigners, may well have a different view when they realise they could end up paying many thousands of pounds, or even face losing their homes.” [58]

Commenting on the government’s decision to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, Clark wrote: “The switch to electric vehicles promises to make life easier for elite motorists, who will enjoy emptier roads, while pricing ordinary drivers off the road.” He also described plans to install 600,000 heat pumps per year by 2028 as “just the latest indication of the massive costs that are going to be dumped on ordinary people.”

March 5, 2021

Clark wrote an article for The Telegraph which argued that the government had misled the public about the cost of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This followed revelations that the Treasury had sent an email to then-chancellor Phillip Hammond, published after a two year freedom of information dispute, describing the £70 billion estimated annual cost of decarbonisation from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as “more realistic” than the government-backed £50 billion estimate from the Climate Change Committee (CCC). Clark argued that: “if it involved any other subject, the news that the Government hid estimates of the true cost of one of its policies would be a scandal.” [57]

Clark described net zero decarbonisation as a “ruinously expensive policy,” stating that: “even the Government’s higher estimate of £70 billion a year cost to achieve net zero by 2050 is likely itself to be an under-estimate.” He concluded: “the real deniers are those who claim that we can achieve a unilateral policy of net zero by 2050 without serious costs to the UK economy, if not an outright diminution in living standards.”

February 26, 2021

Clark wrote an article for The Telegraph which criticised a report by climate science journal Nature Geoscience, which had claimed that changes in the Atlantic current system could lead to parts of Europe experiencing much colder winters by the end of the 21st Century. [56]

Describing such claims as “hysteria” and “scaremongering,” Clark wrote: “much of the claims about us succumbing to ever wilder and more extreme weather is just hyperbole – lazy and contradictory assertion fed by our failure to remember that the weather always has been and always will be pretty extreme.”

February 19, 2021

Clark wrote an article in The Telegraph commenting on power outages that had occurred in Texas following an ice storm. He argued that efforts to decarbonise the economy had contributed to such events, stating: “We invest in more and more intermittent forms of energy such as wind and solar while the provision of energy storage lags well behind, resulting in several close shaves recently as the wind dropped and the sun went down.” He also stated: “In America as in Britain, debate is becoming fixated on decarbonising energy without thinking enough about resilience.” [55]

December 9, 2020

Clark wrote an article for The Telegraph criticising the Climate Change Committee (CCC)’s advice to the government to ban gas boilers by 2033, referring to it as “yet another pointless eco-catastrophe.” Clark added: “It is right to build new homes to high energy efficiency standards, but it is sadly all too easy to predict the result of a rushed scheme to retrofit all existing homes to make them zero carbon. Homeowners will be fleeced, left with damp, chilly homes. Worse, the costs are bound to fall disproportionately on the lowest- income homeowners.” [52]

November 16, 2020

In an article for The Daily Mail, Clark commented on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030, disputing the efficacy of electric cars in reducing carbon emissions. Clark wrote: “Manufacturing electric cars also creates far more carbon emissions than making petrol or diesel ones. So even if they are powered by ‘green’ electricity, you will have to drive thousands of miles before you actually save any carbon.” [51]

October 29, 2020

Writing for Spectator Life, Clark disputed whether the oil industry would be supplanted by renewable energy, questioning its efficacy in achieving carbon neutrality in comparison to carbon capture and storage (CCS). Clark argued that, “for one thing, the ambition of many countries to go carbon-neutral by 2050 does not necessarily mean that it will be achieved. Such a vast change to the economy relies on a combination of new technologies becoming economic on a commercial scale by that date. We still don’t know, for example, how we are going to store energy generated by intermittent wind and solar farms.” [50]

The article concluded that, “we are still a long way from efficient CCS, but there is nothing to say that it can’t outflank technologies such as hydrogen and battery storage, to become a large part of a transition to zero carbon. So, no, it is not a foregone conclusion that oil companies will be brought down and their assets stranded – even if Greenpeace would very much like them to be.”

July 4, 2020

Clark wrote an article in The Spectator criticising Hope Not Hate, an activist group which had campaigned to make climate science denial a hate crime. He stated that “the very use of the word ‘denial’ is an attempt to put anyone sceptical of climate alarmism in the same pigeonhole as holocaust deniers,” adding: “Climate change is becoming the next woke battleground.” [53]

Clark also cited an article written by Michael Shellenberger for Forbes Magazine advocating for the development of nuclear energy as opposed to renewables, which has since been removed. [54]

June 16, 2020

In an article for the Daily Mail entitled, ‘From Ethiopian girl bands to Kenyans listening to toads….how staff at DFID spent YOUR millions’, Clark stated that, “as residents along the Rivers Wye and Severn found in February, the Government may not have much of a plan on how to protect British homes against flooding, but it is nice to know £29m of taxpayers’ money has been allocated to ‘building urban resilience to climate change’ in Tanzania”. Clark also suggested that taxpayers’ money would be used to fund “offshore wind turbines to support China’s transition to a low-carbon economy”, and “a project to install £11.3m of solar panels to promote green energy” in Nigeria. [49]

June 10, 2020

In an article for The Spectator, Clark disputed whether the British energy system lasting for two months without coal would end the country’s dependence on fossil fuels, writing: “the coal hard reality is that we are still a long, long way away from ending our dependence on fossil fuels. The contribution from wind and solar, in particular, is hugely inflated in the popular imagination.” [48]

February 17, 2020

Clark argued that Extinction Rebellion (XR) have been allowed various privileges by police powers due to having “deep tentacles inside the establishment” in a column for the Spectator. [22]

Calling the group a “bunch of anarchists”, Clark went on to agree with the Counter Terrorism Police’s suggestion to put XR on the terror watch list saying, “it was hardly an unreasonable thing to do.” [22]

January 22, 2020

Clark wrote that Extinction Rebellion grew out of anti-globalisation movements “whose unashamed purpose was to try to bring down the economic system as we know it and replace it with a kind of primitive socialism”. He also said the activists were open in “wanting to destroy you”. [23]

January 17, 2020

Clark claimed that David Attenborough has “become a Greta of the third age”. [24]

Describing the broadcaster’s documentaries as a “tired old trick Al Gore has used”, Clark argued that we would become poorer if policies were to follow the “alarmist narrative” conveyed by the likes of Attenborough, Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion. [24]

December 29, 2019

In an article for the Telegraph, Clark criticised the charity Christian Aid for blaming “everything on man-made climate change”, suggesting they should “drop the climate rubbish”. [25]

Clark also used the example of damage done by snow and freezing temperatures, as opposed to heatwaves and wildfires, to undermine a rise in global temperatures. [25]

This was later reshared by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, the UK’s most prominent climate science denial group. [26]

December 23, 2019

Clark agreed with comments by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, claiming that climate change was unrelated to the country’s bushfires. [27]

November 28, 2019

In a Spectator column, Clark described the various tree planting pledges by British political parties as looking like a “Monty Python sketch”. [28]

He went on to argue that the UK would struggle to plant the number of trees they had planned as land space was scarce and they need to make sure to plan on land “which does not seriously encroach on good quality farmland”. [28]

September 20, 2019

Clark argued that schoolchildren involved in the climate strikes were “traumatised” by documentaries “stitched together to give the impression of impending doom”. [29]

Expressing his scepticism on the scientific knowledge of the child strikers in a Spectator column, Clark challenged headteachers to set their children climate research essays, writing “I would genuinely be interested in reading the results”. [29]

August 10, 2019

In a Spectator column, Clark claimed that Britain’s growing reliance on renewable energy will make power cuts more likely, criticising wind power in particular. He concluded by writing: [30]

We shouldn’t allow energy policy to be dominated by generation alone, as it has been for years – we have had subsidies galore for power generators with rather less investment in the grid. It is no use generating large quantities of green power if we don’t have the infrastructure to cope with it. That way lies only mass power cuts.” [30]

July 15, 2019

In an article criticising Extinction Rebellion, Clark wrote: [31]

Extinction Rebellion is quite different in that it openly advocates lower living standards. It actively wants to reverse economic growth. It is, as a result, an indulgence on the part of people who feel divorced from economic forces and who don’t feel they need to engage with what would be the realities of a shrinking economy: mass unemployment and millions struggling to feed and clothe their families.” [31]

July 4, 2019

Clark criticised the National Trust’s decision to divest £45 million from oil and gas companies, describing the action as a “claim for environmental brownie points”. He also wrote: [32]

Divestment is nothing more than a pathetic case of virtue-signalling, carried out by people who know full well that we rely on oil and gas companies to keep the economy going and will do so for a long time yet.” [32]

June 20, 2019

Clark argued that politicians are “pathetically in thrall” to Extinction Rebellion and expressed his frustration that the group and its demands have been “indulged”. He also wrote that if MPs were to follow the demands of the protest group, they would “ruin the economy while simply exporting Britain’s carbon emissions to countries which have not burdened themselves with legally-binding targets”. [33]

June 18, 2019

In a Spectator column, Clark agreed with Boris Johnson’s proposals to build a new Thames Estuary airport rather than a third runway at Heathrow. [34]

Justifying his position, Clark said that the new airport could be “marketed as a green solution” by doubling up as tidal barrage. [34]

June 15, 2019

Clark argued that the 2019 Conservative leadership candidates were “falling over themselves to say the same thing on climate — only louder than their rivals”. Clark accused the politicians of “greenwashing” as the “national mood moves towards mass panic”. [35]

April 23, 2019

In an article titled “The trouble with Greta Thunberg”, Clark wrote that he was tired of the “fawning attitude” the media was taking towards the climate activist. He argued that Thunberg is a “well-crafted piece of PR” and that she is being used as a speaker for the climate movement because no-one “will dare criticise a 16-year-old with Asperger’s”. [4]

April 20, 2019

In response to David Attenborough’s BBC documentary Climate Change: The Facts, Clark wrote an article arguing that the broadcaster “cannot be allowed to get away with the propaganda element of his latest piece”. He wrote: [6]

It is little wonder that terrified kids are skipping school to protest against climate change. Never mind climate change denial, a worse problem is the constant exaggeration of the subject. I had thought David Attenborough would be above resorting to the subtle propaganda which others have been propagating, linking every adverse weather event to climate change. But apparently not.” [6]

February 15, 2019

Clark wrote a column for the Spectator claiming schoolchildren who attend climate strikes “may be suffering from trauma”, as they are “victims of the hyperbole they have been fed”. [36]

Describing quotes from two child climate strikers as “disturbed statements”, Clark blamed “climate change alarmism” on “the traumatising power of watching frightening films at an impressionable age”. [36]

November 21, 2018

In a column for the Spectator, Clark argued that Extinction Rebellion is “not a mass movement for better environmental policies – it is a wannabe Marxist revolution in disguise.” [5]

October 3, 2018

Clark suggested that the reason many people in Britain would describe the majority of the world’s population as living in poverty is partly due to the “fantasy” that wealthy lifestyles in the West is fuelling climate change. [37]

January 20, 2018

Clark wrote an article for the Spectator where he argued that if governments look at ways of decreasing single-use plastic bags then they should also look at other materials and ‘bags for life’ and said that environment policymaking “tends to dart between fashionable issues, ignoring complexities”. [38]

September 22, 2017

Clark described the term ‘climate denial’ as a “rather oddly-expressed phenomenon” and criticised The Guardian’s conclusion “to show that you are proportionally more likely to be sceptical of climate change if you are of Caucasian appearance and in possession of a willy”. The Guardian article Clark was talking about actually wrote, “it is, however, deeply unfair to tar all elderly white men as reckless and egotistical.” [39], [40]

Clark also wrote, “an awful lot of the people who bang on most about climate change being an ominous threat to Mankind look pretty white and male to me… I can’t recall ever seeing a young black female propounding on climate change”. [39]

August 20, 2017

Clark described a short-lived interview he had with former US Vice President Al Gore who was in the UK to promote his documentary An Inconvenient Sequel. Upon Clark questioning how big of a problem climate change is, Al Gore called him a “denier”. In the article Clark describes Gore as “an obstacle to serious debate”. [41]

November 2, 2016

Clark defended GM technology in an article for the Spectator saying: [42]

When the subject is climate change, the green lobby never stops telling us that we must all accept the weight of scientific opinion, and that failure to do so is equivalent to being a flat-Earther. Yet change the subject to GM foods and the green lobby doesn’t want to know about the science at all. They still expect us to believe that GM crops will make us ill and ruin the environment – in spite of the vast weight of scientific work establishing that they are safe.” [42]

July 1, 2015

Clark claimed that the then hottest July day on record registered at Heathrow was deliberately obtained at an international airport, where there are “huge concrete aprons and planes spewing out large quantities of hot air” giving airports their own “microclimate”. [43], [44]

November 28, 2014

In an article titled “Why don’t we hear about the beneficial side of climate change?”, Clark wrote of the “endemic” “scaremongering” in the way organisational bodies disseminate climate science. He argued that climate change reports “dwell on the negative” and described the lack of balanced critique as “propaganda”. [7]

This was later reshared by the Global Warming Policy Foundation. [45]

December 16, 2013

Clark argued that the 2008 Climate Change Act will do “untold damage to British industry”. [46]

September 25, 2010

Clark described reports published by the UK government’s official advisor the Committee of Climate Change as documents that “trot out the familiar scary predictions and somewhat dubious statistics”. [47]


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According to a search on Good Reads, Clark is the author of a number of books including:

  • How to Label a Goat: The Silly Rules and Regulations That Are Strangling Britain, Harriman House, 2007
  • The Road to Big Brother: One Man’s Struggle Against the Surveillance Society, Encounter Books, 2009
  • The Renewal of Government: A Manifesto for Whoever Wins the Election, Policy Exchange, 2010
  • A Broom Cupboard of One’s Own: The housing crisis and how to solve it by boosting home-ownership, Harriman House, 2012


  1. Trinity Hall Review 2018/19,” Trinity HallArchived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  2. Ross Clark,” Harriman HouseArchived April 3, 2020. URL
  3. Ross Clark. “Climate change isn’t responsible for Australia’s hailstorms,” Spectator, January 21, 2020. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 
  4. Ross Clark. “The trouble with Greta Thunberg,” Spectator, April 23, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 
  5. Ross Clark. “Extinction Rebellion is a wannabe Marxist revolution in disguise,” Spectator, November 21, 2018. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  6. Ross Clark. “What David Attenborough’s climate change show didn’t tell you,” Spectator, April 20, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  7. Ross Clark. “Why don’t we hear about the beneficial side of climate change?” Spectator, November 28, 2014. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  8. Ross Clark. “Could the weather affect coronavirus?” Spectator, March 16, 2020. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  9. Ross Clark. “Why is coronavirus receding in China?” Spectator, March 9, 2020. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  10. Ross Clark. “Donald Trump’s ‘hunch’ about coronavirus is likely correct,” Spectator, March 7, 2020. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  11. Ross Clark. “Italy’s chaotic lockdown proves that draconian pandemic measures don’t work in the West,” Telegraph, March 10, 2020. Archived April 3, 2020. URL
  12. Coronavirus disease 2019 Situation Report 40,” World Health Organization, February 29, 2020. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 
  13. Ross Clark. “Coronavirus and the cycle of panic,” Spectator, February 29, 2020. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  14. Coronavirus disease 2019 Situation Report 68,” World Health Organization, March 28, 2020. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  15. Ross Clark. “Don’t blame oil and coal companies for climate change,” Spectator, October 10, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  16. Ross Clark. “New York’s fight against the oil giants is political posturing at its worst,” Spectator, January 11, 2018. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  17. Ross Clark. “Don’t blame all ‘weird’ weather on climate change,” Spectator, December 3, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  18. Ross Clark. “Liam Fox falls foul of the climate change cult,” Spectator, April 26, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  19. Ross Clark. “Good news: we now have until 2030 to save the earth,” Spectator, October 8, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  20. Ross Clark. “The lazy assertion that Hurricane Dorian is caused by climate change,” Spectator, September 2, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  21. Ross Clark. “Extinction Rebellion shouldn’t be given such an easy ride,” Spectator, April 17, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  22. Ross Clark. “The police are in thrall to Extinction Rebellion in Cambridge,” Spectator, February 17, 2020. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  23. Ross Clark. “Kowtowing to Greta won’t save woke corporations from the wrath of the anti-capitalist Green movement,”Telegraph, January 22, 2020. Archived April 3, 2020. URL
  24. Ross Clark. “David Attenborough is making the same mistake as Greta Thunberg,” Spectator, January 17, 2020. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 
  25. Ross Clark. “Christian Aid should drop the climate rubbish,” Telegraph, December 29, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. URL
  26. Ross Clark. “Christian Aid should drop the climate rubbish,” Global Warming Policy Foundation, December 29, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. URL
  27. Ross Clark. “Scott Morrison is right – Australia’s bushfires aren’t down to climate change,” Spectator, December 23, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 
  28. Ross Clark. “This manic tree-planting contest has gotten out of hand,” Spectator, November 28, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  29. Ross Clark. “School climate strikers should answer these two questions,” Spectator, September 20, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  30. Ross Clark. “How renewable energy makes power cuts more likely,” Spectator, August 10, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  31. Ross Clark. “Where are the workers in the Extinction Rebellion protests?” Spectator, July 15, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  32. Ross Clark. “Is the National Trust’s fossil fuel divestment really that ethical?” Spectator, July 4, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  33. Ross Clark. “Why are our MPs so pathetically in thrall to Extinction Rebellion?” Spectator, June 20, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 
  34. Ross Clark. “Boris should stop Heathrow’s expansion and build the Thames Estuary airport,” Spectator, June 18, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  35. Ross Clark. “Greener than thou,” Spectator, June 15, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  36. Ross Clark. “Child climate change protestors aren’t truants, they’re traumatised,” Spectator, February 15, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  37. Ross Clark. “What the rise of the middle class reveals about the global poverty myth,” Spectator, October 3, 2018. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  38. Ross Clark. “The great plastic panic,” Spectator, January 20, 2019. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  39. Ross Clark. “Are old white men really to blame for climate change denial?” Spectator, September 22, 2017. Archived April 3, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  40. John Gibbons. “Climate deniers want to protect the status quo that made them rich,” Guardian, September 22, 2017. Archived April 3, 2020. URL
  41. Ross Clark. “Question Al Gore on climate change and he’ll call you a ‘denier’,” Spectator, August 20, 2017. Archived April 4, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  42. Ross Clark. “Why I’m boycotting Waitrose,” Spectator, November 2, 2016. Archived April 4, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  43. Ross Clark. “Yes, this is England’s hottest July day ever. But this tells us nothing about global warming,” Spectator, July 1, 2015. Archived April 4, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  44. Hottest July day ever recorded in UK,” BBC News, July 1, 2015. Archived April 4, 2020. URL
  45. Ross Clark. “Why don’t we hear about the beneficial side of Climate Change?” Global Warming Policy Foundation, November 29, 2014. Archived April 4, 2020. URL
  46. Ross Clark. “The Climate Change Act will do untold damage to British industry,” Spectator, December 16, 2013. Archived April 4, 2020. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
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