The Nobel Conference: Climate Changed

This September, I shall be speaking at the 2019 Nobel Conference at Adolphus Gustavus College at St.Peter, Minnesota. The Conference theme this year is ‘Climate Change: Facing Our Future’ and I shall be addressing the following questions: How do we imagine climate futures? And how do we frame the interventions or adjustments that climate change is going to require of us? Climatologist and geographer Mike Hulme doesn’t speak of “solutions” to climate change. “Rather than framing climate as an interconnected global physical system or as a statistical artifact of weather measurements,” he argues, “climate needs to be understood equally as an idea that takes shape in cultures and can therefore be changed by cultures.”