Rich is an Associate Editor at DeSmog. He joined the organisation in December 2018 as a UK-focused investigative reporter, having previously worked in communications for the climate charity Operation Noah. He has since pursued investigations into climate misinformation, greenwashing, and industry lobbying, which have been covered by the Guardian, Independent and Times. He served as the UK team’s Deputy Editor from 2020-22. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in French and Russian in 2015, after which he volunteered with grassroots climate activist groups and worked as a freelance translator. He is a member of the National Union of Journalists.
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