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Mike Hulme

Prof. Dr. Mike Hulme

Carson Fellow

Mike Hulme is professor of climate and culture in the Department of Geography at King's College London. His work explores the idea of climate change using historical, cultural, and scientific analyses, seeking to illuminate the numerous ways in which climate change is deployed in public and political discourse. He is the author of Can Science Fix Climate Change? A Case Against Climate Engineering (Polity, 2014), Exploring Climate Change Through Science and In Society (Routledge, 2013), Making Climate Change Work For Us (Cambridge, 2010), and Why We Disagree About Climate Change (Cambridge, 2009). This latter book was chosen by The Economist magazine as one of its science and technology books of the year. From 2000 to 2007 he was the founding director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, based at the University of East Anglia, and since 2007 has been the founding editor-in-chief of the review journal Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs): Climate Change.

RCC Research Project: Climate and Culture

Lunchtime Colloquium Video - Cultures of Prediction in Climate Science

Selected Publications:

  • Can Science Fix Climate Change? A Case Against Climate Engineering. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014.
  • Streitfall Klimawandel: warum wir uns in Kontroversen verlieren und dabei versäumen, das Klima zu retten. (German edition of Why We Disagree About Climate Change) translated by Jörg Matschullat et al. Munchen: Oekom Verlag, 2014.
  • "'Telling a Different Tale': Literary, Historical and Meteorological Reading of a Norfolk Featwave." Climatic Change 113, no 1 (2012): 5–21.
  • "Reducing the future to climate: a story of climate determinism and reductionism." Osiris 26, no. 1 (2011): 245–66.
  • "Is Weather Event Attribution Necessary for Adaptation Funding?" Science 334 (2011): 764–65. (co-authored with Saffron J. O'Neill and Suraje Dessai).