Morality by numbers? Against the regulatory power of carbon metrics

Mike Hulme, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge Presented at ‘Multiple Carbons: Historical and Contemporary Approaches to Governance’ Friday-Saturday 5-6 April 2019, Harvard University’s Center for the Environment Introduction In 2007, a new web-site CheatNeutral offered an on-line service to clients for ‘offsetting’ their infidelity.  For a fee of £2.50, CheatNeutral would pay someone else […]

Major Publications 2018

Castree,N., Hulme,M. and Proctor,J.D. (eds.) (2018)  Companion to environmental studies  Routledge, Abingdon, 848pp. Gannon,K.E. and Hulme,M. (2018)  Geoengineering ‘at the edge of the world’: exploring perceptions of ocean fertilization through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation   GEO: Geography and Environment  5(1), e00054, 21pp. Hulme,M. (2018)  “Gaps” in climate change knowledge: Do they exist? Can they be […]

Major Publications 2017

Hulme,M. (2017)  Calculating the incalculable: is SAI the lesser of two evils?  Ethics and International Affairs  31(4), 507-512 Hulme,M. (2017)  Climate change (concept of)  Entry in: The International Encyclopedia of Geography:  People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology  (eds.) Richardson,D., Castree,N., Goodchild,M.F., Kobayashi,A.L., Liu,W. and Marston,R.,  John Wiley & Sons, Malden, Oxford, 9,120pp.  doi: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0343 Hulme,M. […]

Prospective PhD Students

I am interested to receive approaches from students who would like to study for a PhD with me in the areas of the cultural history of climate change, STS approaches to studying climate science and knowledge, representations and discourses of climate in the media, and the philosophy of climate and climate change.  Please state clearly your […]

Against climate emergency

The recent Special Report from the IPCC on Global Warming of 1.5C (IPCC SR15) has (again) heightened the climate change rhetoric and generated another splurge of dramatic headlines: ‘We have 12 more years to limit climate change catastrophe’, ‘World...

Cultures of Climate – Sydney, 23 April

As part of the Australian Museum’s HumanNature series of public talks, I shall be speaking on Monday 23 April, at 6pm in the Museum, on the topic ‘Cultures of Climate’.  In this talk, based on my book Weathered: Cultures of Climate, I examine how different cultures give shape and meaning to the idea of climate.  […]