Has the latest climate change issue-attention cycle peaked?

Last month, Sky News moved its flagship daily climate show from its primetime slot of 8.30pm into the dead of the afternoon, a 15-minute weekday airing at 3.30pm.  (It also announced that a new in-depth weekend programme would be forthcoming).  Sky’s industry-first daily climate show had started in April 2021, signalling the build-up to the […]

‘Climate alone won’t define future worlds’

In response to Zeke Hausfather’s and colleagues’ commentary in Nature on 4 May 2022 about the problem of “hot” climate models, I had published today in Nature a short ‘correspondence’ item. The item is reproduced below. My point was to focus on their (rather casual) claim that “…despite some differences related to the rate of […]

‘Classics in human geography’: The science and politics of climate change

In 2001, David Demeritt published an article in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers titled, ‘The construction of global warming and the politics of science‘. It has been cited nearly 1000 times (Google Scholar). Now, more than two decades later, I and Rebecca Lave offer short retrospectives on the significance of Demeritt’s article […]

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...