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 […]

Against climate emergency

The recent Special Report from the IPCC on Global Warming of 1.5C (IPCC SR15) has (again) heightened the climate change rhetoric and generated another splurge of dramatic headlines: ‘We have 12 more years to limit climate change catastrophe’, ‘World...

WIREs Climate Change – rising impact factor

The new journal impact factors for 2017 announced in June show the growing citation success of the journal which I edit, WIREs Climate Change.   Our Thomson-Reuters JIF for 2016 was 5.12, the highest we have been since the journal launched in 2010.  This places WIREs Climate Change 5th in the ‘meteorology and atmospheric science’ […]

Climate in the Anthropocene

The idea of climate only makes sense when there is a degree of stability in some set of conditions, whether these be atmospheric, economic, political or moral. When everything is changing and no stable condition is possible — the...