Articles, Reviews, Talks

Book review of ‘Ten technologies to save the planet’ by Chris Goodall, in Third Way, March 2009, p.38 To what climate are we adapting?  ECOS: A review of Conservation 29(3/4),  80-85 (Dec 2008) Amid the financial storm: redirecting climate change Read this viewpoint article on the openDemocracy web site (31 Oct 2008) To what climate are […]

What message, and whose, from Copenhagen?

The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in March concluded with a declaration saying that the most serious warnings on climate change were coming true, and calling for immediate “action”.  But, argues Mike Hulme in the BBC Green Room, it is not clear what action was being called for, nor precisely who was calling for it.

Family history

My book “Imagined Memories and the Seductive Quest for a Family History” was published by Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd. in February 2008.  It is available on-line at Amazon at £8.99 or else from the author at Synopsis ‘From accidental beginnings, Mike Hulme’s interest in genealogy grew first into a hobby and then into a catalyst […]

University of Nottingham podcast

(13 November 2008)  Podcast of Mike Hulme’s lecture ‘Why we diagree about climate change: wicked problems, clumsy solutions and cosmopolitan myths‘ delivered at the Institute for Science and Society and the School of Geography, University of Nottingham, 13 November 2008. Also available here at People and Place: ideas that connect us.

Ofcom ruling on C4 ‘Swindle’ programme

“Today’s ruling on The Great Global Warming Swindle by Ofcom will do little to settle matters of dispute about the significance of risks associated with climate change or about our social and policy responses to those risks.  What it shows – as with the High Court ruling last October about Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth […]

Future Ethics interview on You Tube

(13 June 2008)  View an interview with Mike Hulme on You Tube, conducted at the Future Ethics workshop, ‘What is to be done? – climate change, apocalyptic rhetoric and political action’  University of Manchester,  13 Jun 2008. httpv://

Major Publications 2007

Hulme,M. (2007) Understanding climate change: the power and the limit of science (viewpoint article) Weather 62(9), 243-244. Andronova,N., Schlesinger,M.E., Dessai,S., Hulme,M. and Li,B. (2007) The concept of climate sensitivity: history and development pp.5-17 in, Human-induced climate change: an inter-disciplinary assessment (eds.) Schlesinger,M.E., Khesgi,H., Smith,J., Chesnaye,F., Reily,J.M., Wilson,T. and Kolstad,C., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 451pp. […]

Three meanings of climate change

(30 October 2007)  You can listen to this seminar ‘Three meanings of climate change: lamenting Eden, presaging Apocalypse, constructing Babel’ presented at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge on Tuesday 30 October, 2007.

Major Publications 2006

Hulme,M. (2006) We need a change of climate to survive Times Higher Educational Supplement (6 Jan), p.14 Hulme,M. and Minns,A. (2006) Truly useful: doing climate change research that is useful for both theory and practice Tyndall Centre, Norwich, UK, 32pp. Hulme,M. (2006) Unexpected interest in an element Book review of ‘Carbon and its domestication’ Mannion,A., […]