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’.

On the ‘two degrees’ policy target

(3 October 2012)  ‘On the two degrees policy target’.  I have written this short essay (read here: see pp.122-125), explaining why ‘two degrees’ is unhelpful as a policy target, as a contribution to the newly published book edited by Ottmar Edenhofer and colleagues — Climate change, justice and sustainability: linking climate and development policy  Springer, Dordrecht, Germany, 380pp.

The colour of risk: the IPCC’s ‘burning embers’ diagram

(6 October 2012)  NEW Publication: Mahony,M. and Hulme,M. (2012) ‘The colour of risk: an exploration of the IPCC’s “burning embers” diagram’  Spontaneous Generation: a Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science  6(1), 75-89.  Written with one of my PhD students, this paper examines the problems of representing visually the abstract risks associated with climate change.

IPBES: learning from the IPCC

(23 August)   IPBES: learning from the IPCC.  I have co-authored a Commentary in Nature in which we draw lessons from the IPCC experience about how knowledge, culture and policy can better be brought together in international assessments.  Turnhout,E., Bloomfield,B., Hulme,M., Vogel,J. and Wynne,B. (2012)  Conservation policy: listen to the voices of experience  Nature  488, 454-455.