Published today: Contemporary Climate Change Debates

Contemporary Climate Change Debates: A Student Primer is published today—Thursday 12 December–and your pre-ordered copies will be on their way to you.  Routledge are presently offering a special publication price when ordered through them of £27.99 for paperback and £17.50 for an e-book. A few months ago I posted my Preface to the book which […]

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Making Climate History

This new project is funded by a Leverhulme Trust research project grant and was awarded jointly to me (co-PI) with Dr Richard Staley (PI) and Professor Simon Schaffer (co-PI) from the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science...

‘Window of Opportunity’

This essay will appear in Connectedness – an Incomplete Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene, edited by Sidsel Kjaerulff Rasmussen and Marianne Krogh and published later in 2020 by Strandberg Publishing, Denmark. ….. “We have a window of only 10-15 years to take the steps we need to avoid crossing catastrophic tipping points.”  So said UK Prime […]

New publication: ‘Climate migration myths’

I am a co-author on this new commentary in Nature Climate Change published today, led by my colleagues Ingrid Boas from Wageningen University and Carol Farbotko at Griffith University, Australia. Abstract. Misleading claims about mass migration induced by climate change continue to surface in both academia and policy. This requires a new research agenda on […]

Climate Emergency Politics is Dangerous

Read my latest essay in Issues in Science & Technology, Volume 36, Fall 2019 Issue. Summary: Declarations of emergencies create ‘states of exception,’ often justified by governments under conditions of war, insurrection, or terrorist threat.  Emergencies promise the mass...

Beyond climate solutionism

You can watch my speech at the 2019 Nobel Conference, ‘Climate Changed: Facing our Future’, hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota. My talk, titled ‘Beyond Climate Solutionism: Against the Metrification of Climate Change’, was followed by a panel discussion...