Mahony,M. and Hulme,M. (2016) Modelling and the nation: Institutionalising climate prediction in the UK, 1988-1992 Minerva 54(4), 445-470 doi:10.1007/s11024-016-9302-0
Using newly released archival materials and recently conducted interviews with key actors, we reconstruct negotiations between UK climate scientists and policymakers which led to the opening of the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in 1990. We historicize earlier arguments about the unique institutional culture of the Hadley Centre, and link this culture to broader characteristics of UK regulatory practice and environmental politics.