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 […]

‘To know thy place’

(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 […]

The emergence of the geoengineering debate …

(27 February)  NEW Paper: “The emergence of the geoengineering debate in the UK print media: a frame analysis” has been published on-line in The Geographical Journal, written with one of my PhD students, Kate Porter.  Reference as: Porter,K.E. and Hulme,M. (2013)  The emergence of the geoengineering debate in the British print media: a frame analysis  The Geographical Journal  […]

How models gain and exercise authority

(25 November)  NEW Publication: My chapter ‘How climate models gain and exercise authority’ is newly published Routledge book edited by Kirsten Hastrup and Martin Skrydstrup ‘The social life of climate change models: anticipating nature’.  The chapter is a written-up version of my talk in September 2010 to the Cambridge CRASSH meeting ‘Challenging models in the face of uncertainty’.