A Critical Assessment of the IPCC

Today, my colleague Kari De Pryck and I submitted our completed book manuscript about the IPCC to Cambridge University Press. This book will appear, open-access, in the autumn as … De Pryck, K. and Hulme, M. (eds.) (2022) A Critical Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press. The edited book introduces […]

My selection of five great reads about the contested meanings of climate change has been posted at Shepherd’s, a new platform seeking to re-create something of the joy and serendipity of browsing the shelves of a real bookstore. As...

How to Frame Climate Change

This interview for the ‘Sustainability Agenda’ podcast with Fergal Byrne covers my expectations for COP26, the role and importance of the COPs in general, and the dangers of an overly scientific approach to climate change– a reductionist framing of...

Climate change and Syrian war

Marwa Daoudy, a political scientist from Georgetown University, Washington DC, has just published her new book with Cambridge University Press — ‘The Origins of the Syrian Conflict: Climate Change and Human Security‘. Daoudy examines critically the claim that the...

Climate Change in Court

Last Friday, 17 January, a US court “reluctantly” quashed a climate lawsuit brought by 21 young people against the US government.  The judge determined that “the plaintiffs’ impressive case for redress must be presented to the political branches of...