(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.
(30 March) NEW Publication: ‘Climate emergencies do not justify engineering the climate‘ recently published in Nature Climate Change. We argue that current climate engineering proposals do not come close to addressing the complex and contested nature of conceivable ‘climate emergencies’ resulting from unabated greenhouse-gas emissions.
(11 June) NEW Paper: “Attributing weather extremes to ‘climate change’: A review” has been published on-line at Progress in Physical Geography. If you don’t have access to the journal then the original submitted version is found here.
(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 […]
(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 […]
(2 March) I have a short commentary on the Section ‘Culture and climate change communication’ included in this newly published book, ‘Culture, politics and climate change: how information shapes our common future‘ (eds.) Crow,D.A. and Boykoff,M.T., Routledge, 252pp.
(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 […]
(19 August) ‘WIREs Climate Change after 4 years: an editorial’. I have written a new editorial reflecting on the first four years of the journal and also the changing academic publishing landscape around the topic of climate change.
(27 March) NEW review essay: ‘To know thy place: geography and the humanities’. I have recently published this review essay in Progress in Human Geography, vol.37(2), pp.306-310, reflecting on the following two books, both published in 2011: “Envisioning Landscapes, Making Worlds: Geography and the Humanities”, edited by Stephen Daniels et al. and “GeoHumanities: Art, History, Text at the Edge […]