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Tim Ward

Drought in the American Southwest: 5 Questions for Dr. Michael Bogan

Tim Ward | Posted 02.12.2016 | Green
Tim Ward

Climate change will mean more extremes in wet and dry cycles in the American Southwest, including longer and more intense droughts than the region has...

13 Things you should never say in a media interview

Tim Ward | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

(Written together with Teresa Erickson) We are two former journalists (and co-authors of The Master Communicator's Handbook) who for twenty years hav...

Is Oyster Aquaculture Good for the Bay? 5 Questions for Dr. Ashley Smyth

Tim Ward | Posted 02.03.2016 | Green
Tim Ward

The EPA has put the Chesapeake Bay on a low-pollution diet, limiting the total amount of pollutants, such as nutrients and sediment. One surprising ally in the battle to save the Bay is the oyster.

5 Questions About Social Marketing for Dr. Diogo Verissimo

Tim Ward | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

Social marketing campaigns aim to influence the behavior of a target group in a way that benefits both the individual and society.

Five questions for Dr. Chelsea Rochman about Plastic in our Seas and Seafood.

Tim Ward | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Tim Ward

Plastic is everywhere. Not just in our homes and cars and offices - it has moved beyond our garbage bins and can be found littered on our city streets...

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Tim Ward | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

We are often surprised how many experts and leaders find it difficult to articulate their ideas clearly. Stick to the point you want to make and don't go off on a tangent.

5 Questions for the World Bank on the Meaning of the Paris Climate Deal

Tim Ward | Posted 12.20.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

To illuminate the details of this agreement , I interviewed John Roome, Senior Director for Climate Change Group for Cross Cutting Solutions for the World Bank Group:

5 Questions for Joe Romm on What Everyone Needs to Know ABout Climate Change

Tim Ward | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

I met Romm in Paris at the closing days of the Climate Summit, and interviewed him about his new book.

5 Questions on the Paris Climate Deal for Keya Chatterjee, Head of the U.S. Climate Action Network

Tim Ward | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

A historic climate pact has been heralded as a success by world leaders. Meanwhile, protestors on the streets of Paris decry the deal as a disaster.

Greenland Glaciers melt in Paris during Climate talks

Tim Ward | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

A wide circle of a dozen chunks of Greenland glaciers sits like a frozen Stonehenge in front of the Place du Pantheon in central Paris. The white-blue...

5 Questions for Nick Parker on Clean Energy Innovation and the Paris Climate Talks

Tim Ward | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

On Day 1 of the Paris Climate Conference, President Obama joined with the leaders of 18 other countries and Bill Gates to launch a historic expansion ...

5 Questions for the World Bank on Ending Routine Gas Flaring and Climate Change

Tim Ward | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

The ongoing UN Climate Conference in Paris (COP21) is focused mainly on the long term shift from fossil fuels to clean energy. In the short term, however, there are some relatively easy ways for the world to reduce our greenhouse gases. One of them is to reduce the amount of gas that is flared or burned wastefully at oil production sites around the world.

5 Questions for Francis Ghesquiere About Climate Change Disaster Risk and Recovery

Tim Ward | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Tim Ward

While most people think of dealing with Climate Change by cutting their greenhouse gas emissions, a significant part of the Paris Climate Conference i...

Kilimanjaro: The Peak Experience

Tim Ward | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Tim Ward

There is that moment when the indigo sky pales and the stars slowly vanish, yet the sun is still hidden. What time is it? You can't guess. You are near the top of an all night hike - one way, uphill - to the roof of Africa.

After Lima's Climate Talks, a Path Back to Sanity?

Tim Ward | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

We must be insane. And there must be more to it than that. To help get some perspective -- and perhaps to help us find our bearings, I interviewed senior lecturer of Psychology from Leeds Beckett University, Steven Taylor, who is the author of Back to Sanity:

From 3D Printers to Self-Replicating Machines

Tim Ward | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Tim Ward

I've seen the future. It looks like a microwave oven, but inside, a small robot arm is zipping away, making things. As I watched this working three-D printer on display at the main in BHV department store in Paris, I remembered seeing my first fax machine in the 1980s.

Climbing Kilimanjaro for a Cause

Tim Ward | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Tim Ward

One of my wife's dearest friends, Cidalia Luis-Akbar, is about to do a crazy, amazing thing: In two weeks she and her sister Natalia Luis are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise $500,000 for Children's Hospital in Washington DC, and to mark their own victories over personal struggles.

The Path to Better Political Leadership: Not Smaller Government, Smaller Countries to Govern

Tim Ward | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Tim Ward

Has national politics reached the end of the line? Are we so weary of mainstream politics and politicians that we are no longer searching for new personalities or even parties to lead us, but have actually reached the stage where we are looking for new forms of government?

I Went to the Appalachian Queer Film Festival

Valentina I. Valentini | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Valentina I. Valentini

Traveling to Lewisburg, a town of 3,800 in the Alleghany Mountains, for the Appalachian Queer Film Festival isn't exactly a typical day in West Virginia. Those words combined in the festival's title elicit a similar reaction every time: "Queer? Well, what is queer?" more than a few locals asked.

Climbing Kilimanjaro: 10 Things I Would Do Differently

Tim Ward | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Tim Ward

6. Brought more chocolate and power bars.