Mat Hope

About

Mat is Special Projects and Investigations Editor of DeSmog, and Operations Director for DeSmog UK Ltd. He was DeSmog UK’s Editor from October 2017 to March 2021. He began working with DeSmog as the UK’s Deputy Editor in October 2016, having previously been an editor at Nature Climate Change and analyst at Carbon Brief. He completed his PhD on political communication strategies in US Congressional climate change debates at the University of Bristol in 2012, which won the Hilary Hartley prize as the best thesis in his department’s graduating class. Mat is a member of the National Union of Journalists.

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DeSmog’s reporting recognised at The Drum Online Media Awards 2021.

DeSmog’s reporting recognised at The Drum Online Media Awards 2021.
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65% of directors from the banks analysed had connections to polluting industries and obstructive lobby groups.

65% of directors from the banks analysed had connections to polluting industries and obstructive lobby groups.
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The analysis comes as shareholders are preparing to vote on a range of progressive environmental resolutions at the banks' annual meetings.

The analysis comes as shareholders are preparing to vote on a range of progressive environmental resolutions at the banks' annual meetings.
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The chair of a Welsh pro-Brexit group with three Conservative MPs on its advisory board is behind a “news and media” organisation promoting climate science denial, DeSmog can reveal. Matthew MacKi...
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This article was published as part of the launch of DeSmog’s Agribusiness Database, where you can find a record of companies and organisations’ messaging on climate change, lobbying around climate ...
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A prominent economist who is a trustee of the UK’s principal climate science denial group is no longer Chair of the Board of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) after completing the maximum term allowed...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has doubled down on his refusal to strengthen his administration’s approach to climate policy as his country burns. While Morrison acknowledges that climate...
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Well, wasn’t 2019 another wild ride? The UK had two governments, three (or is it four?) tries at getting Brexit formally started, and made one major new climate commitment. So what’s in store for 2...
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One of Boris Johnson’s first moves as the UK’s newly elected Prime Minister has been to put a climate science denier in the government. Monmouth MP David T.C. Davies has been made a Minister in th...
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The European Parliament has declared a climate emergency. And it did so without the help of many of the UK’s pro-Brexit MEPs. A resolution declaring the emergency and calling on all global actors ...
on

DeSmog’s reporting recognised at The Drum Online Media Awards 2021.

DeSmog’s reporting recognised at The Drum Online Media Awards 2021.
on

65% of directors from the banks analysed had connections to polluting industries and obstructive lobby groups.

65% of directors from the banks analysed had connections to polluting industries and obstructive lobby groups.
on

The analysis comes as shareholders are preparing to vote on a range of progressive environmental resolutions at the banks' annual meetings.

The analysis comes as shareholders are preparing to vote on a range of progressive environmental resolutions at the banks' annual meetings.
on

The chair of a Welsh pro-Brexit group with three Conservative MPs on its advisory board is behind a “news and media” organisation promoting climate science denial, DeSmog can reveal. Matthew MacKi...
on

This article was published as part of the launch of DeSmog’s Agribusiness Database, where you can find a record of companies and organisations’ messaging on climate change, lobbying around climate ...
on

A prominent economist who is a trustee of the UK’s principal climate science denial group is no longer Chair of the Board of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) after completing the maximum term allowed...
on

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has doubled down on his refusal to strengthen his administration’s approach to climate policy as his country burns. While Morrison acknowledges that climate...
on

Well, wasn’t 2019 another wild ride? The UK had two governments, three (or is it four?) tries at getting Brexit formally started, and made one major new climate commitment. So what’s in store for 2...
on

One of Boris Johnson’s first moves as the UK’s newly elected Prime Minister has been to put a climate science denier in the government. Monmouth MP David T.C. Davies has been made a Minister in th...
on

The European Parliament has declared a climate emergency. And it did so without the help of many of the UK’s pro-Brexit MEPs. A resolution declaring the emergency and calling on all global actors ...