Who speaks for the future of Earth? How critical social scientists can extend the conversation of the Anthropocene

(13 April)  NEW Publication.  “Who speaks for the future of Earth? How critical social scientists can extend the conversation of the Anthropocene” has been accepted for publication in Global Environmental Change.  Eva Lovbrand, myself and 6 co-authors argue that social scientists should not take for granted the framings of the Anthropocene offered by natural scientists.

Governance of global expertise

(28 May) NEW Paper : ‘Towards a reflexive turn in the governance of global expertise’, published in the journal GAiA and co-authored with Silke Beck and 14 others. The role and design of global expert organizations such as the IPCC or IPBES needs rethinking. Acknowledging that a one-size-fits-all model does not exist, we suggest a […]

The colour of risk

(4 April)  NEW Publication:  This study of the history of the IPCC’s ‘burning embers’ diagram, newly incarnated in the AR5 WG2 Report’s Summary for Policy Makers, has just been published in Birgit Schneider and Thomas Nocke’s new book ‘Image politics of climate change’ … Mahony,M. and Hulme,M. (2014)  The colour of risk: expert judgement and […]

The future of nature: documents of global change

(31 October)  This new book from Yale University Press – ‘The future of nature: documents of global change’ – is newly published.  It contains a commentary by me on John Tyndall’s original 1859 experiments into the greenhouse effect and also includes an abridged version of my 2011 Osiris article ‘Reducing the future to climate’, which […]