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...
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The Nobel Conference: Climate Changed

From 24-25 September, I shall be speaking at the 2019 Nobel Conference at Adolphus Gustavus College at St.Peter, Minnesota. My talk ‘Beyond Climate Solutionism’ will be live-streamed here. The Conference theme this year is ‘Climate Change: Facing Our Future’...

‘The climate fetish’

Listen to this recent programme from Australian Broadcast Corporation’s weekly radio show ‘Science Friction’ in which I discuss some of the ideas behind my book Weathered and also reflect on the wider framing of the public climate change debate. ...

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.  […]

Energy Humanities Podcast

Listen to me talking about ‘the many meanings of climate’ (starts at 10:00 minutes), recorded with Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer for their Cultures of Energy blog, part of the Centre for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human...

The cultural functions of climate

On 27 October 2016 I delivered the opening distinguished lecture of the 2016/17 session at the Institute of Social Sciences – Instituto Ciências Sociais – University of Lisbon.  Drawing upon my new book ‘Weathered’ and titled ‘The cultural functions...

The cultural functions of climate

I delivered the keynote lecture to the Royal Anthropological Institute’s international conference on Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change, held at the British Museum in May 2016.  You can listen to the lecture here and view the accompanying slides here....