Telling one story, or many? An ecolinguistic analysis of climate change stories in UK national newspaper editorials

This article, co-written with one of my Master’s students from King’s College London–Cherry Norton, has been published today in the journal Geoforum. The abstract is reproduced below. Media reporting of climate change plays a key role in shaping public perceptions and influencing climate policy. Scholarly debates about the representation of climate change in the mass […]

Major Publications 2018

Castree,N., Hulme,M. and Proctor,J.D. (eds.) (2018)  Companion to environmental studies  Routledge, Abingdon, 848pp. Gannon,K.E. and Hulme,M. (2018)  Geoengineering ‘at the edge of the world’: exploring perceptions of ocean fertilization through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation   GEO: Geography and Environment  5(1), e00054, 21pp. Hulme,M. (2018)  “Gaps” in climate change knowledge: Do they exist? Can they be […]

Climate change and Brexit: what to do when negotiations lead nowhere?

Last week saw conclusions to the latest round of two sets of negotiations.  One concerned the UK’s exit from the European Union (so-called Brexit) and the other the latest attempt by the world’s nations to consolidate a workable climate treaty (COP24 in Katowice, Poland).  Neither outcome was auspicious.  Perhaps there is a lesson for both […]

PhD to professor: a conversation with Mike Hulme

Read here my conversation with the Pembroke College blog about my career in geography, some of the decisions I took on the way from PhD to Professor, the importance of interdisciplinary networks, the challenges facing graduate students and academics today, and the value of a geographer’s approach to climate change.

Major Publications 2017

Hulme,M. (2017)  Calculating the incalculable: is SAI the lesser of two evils?  Ethics and International Affairs  31(4), 507-512 Hulme,M. (2017)  Climate change (concept of)  Entry in: The International Encyclopedia of Geography:  People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology  (eds.) Richardson,D., Castree,N., Goodchild,M.F., Kobayashi,A.L., Liu,W. and Marston,R.,  John Wiley & Sons, Malden, Oxford, 9,120pp.  doi: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0343 Hulme,M. […]

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...