The 2022 UK Summer In Long-Term Perspective

With the summer season in the UK now over, it is instructive to place the hot, dry summer we have experienced into the longest possible historical perspective.  How hot was the summer of 2022 as a whole?  How dry was it?  And how intense was the heat at different times over the summer? To answer […]

A Critical Assessment of the IPCC

Today, my colleague Kari De Pryck and I submitted our completed book manuscript about the IPCC to Cambridge University Press. This book will appear, open-access, in the autumn as … De Pryck, K. and Hulme, M. (eds.) (2022) A Critical Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press. The edited book introduces […]

‘Climate alone won’t define future worlds’

In response to Zeke Hausfather’s and colleagues’ commentary in Nature on 4 May 2022 about the problem of “hot” climate models, I had published today in Nature a short ‘correspondence’ item. The item is reproduced below. My point was to focus on their (rather casual) claim that “…despite some differences related to the rate of […]

‘Classics in human geography’: The science and politics of climate change

In 2001, David Demeritt published an article in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers titled, ‘The construction of global warming and the politics of science‘. It has been cited nearly 1000 times (Google Scholar). Now, more than two decades later, I and Rebecca Lave offer short retrospectives on the significance of Demeritt’s article […]

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