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...
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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...

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...