Reading Climate Change Backwards: Five Varieties

Climate change is everywhere.  In everyday speech, protest, advocacy, science, the arts, business and diplomacy.  And there are of course some physical correlates to this discursive reality of climate change, namely changes occurring in the physical dynamics of the Earth system.  But the relationship between these physical and discursive realities is not straightforward.  Neither is […]

The IPCC’s Mistaken “Science-First” Approach to Climate Change

The first of four separate reports comprising the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) was released today.  This is the report of Working Group 1 (WG1), ‘The Physical Science Basis of Climate Change’.  It makes for dramatic headlines and grabs attention.  But the WG1 report also begs the most important questions about climate change: what policies […]

Prospective PhD Students

I am interested to receive approaches from students who would like to study for a PhD with me in the areas of the cultural history of climate change, STS approaches to studying climate science and knowledge, representations and discourses of climate in the media, and the philosophy of climate and climate change.  Please state clearly your […]

Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis

I have two chapters in the recently published book with OpenBook Publishers in Cambridge, ‘Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis: Social Science Perspectives‘. This is a collection of 28 essays written by social scientists, and edited by Steffen Böhm, Exeter...
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