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Mike Hulme: WIREs Climate Change – rising impact factor

The new journal impact factors for 2016 announced last week show the growing citation success of the journal which I edit, WIREs Climate Change.   Our Thomson-Reuters JIF for 2016 was 4.57, the highest we have been since the journal launched in 2010.  The new Elsevier CiteScore, calculated in a slightly different way to the

2017-06-17 11:20   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Latest articles in WIREs Climate Change

WIREs Climate Change: Latest issue Vol.8(4). The latest issue of WIREs Climate Change is now available on-line.  The 9 review articles in this issue include Paulo Ceppi and colleagues on cloud feedback mechanisms in climate models, Colette Mortreux & Jon Barnett on what we understand by ‘adaptive capacity’ and Sam Randalls on the contribution of geography

2017-06-17 11:00   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Previous PhD Students

I have previously acted as primary supervisor for these 15 PhD students, all of whom have successfully completed their doctorates.  I have also been external or internal examiner for a further 23 PhD theses, in the UK, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands. Chaya Vaddhanaphuti (2017): Experiencing and performing in the field: how do Northern Thai farmers

2017-06-16 15:40   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: One Man Does Not Control the Climate

It is important not to over-react to the news that Donald Trump wishes to withdraw the USA from the Paris Agreement and seek to renegotiate a ‘fairer deal’ for America. The wailing and grieving around the media that has accompanied yesterday’s announcement is exactly the sort of reaction that Trump is seeking to provoke. It

2017-06-02 13:08   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: 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 Sciences at Rice University, Houston.

2017-05-16 13:50   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Major Publications 2016

Hulme,M. (2016)  ‘Climate change and memory’   Chapter 18 (pp.159-162) in: Memory in the twenty-first century: new critical perspectives from the sciences, arts and humanities  (ed.) Sebastian Groes,  Palgrave Macmillan, London, 428pp. Hulme,M. (2016)  ‘Climate change: Varieties of religious engagement’   Chapter 25 (pp.239-248) in: Routledge handbook on religion and ecology …

2017-03-20 20:32   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Political populism and sustainability

The first response of a scientist or scholar to surprising physical or cultural events is to want to understand them.  And in this spirit, my reaction to the political events of 2016, and potentially to those yet to come, is to seek understanding.  By constructing an explanation for unsettling events, the world seems again a

2017-03-17 18:00   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: 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 of climate’, you can follow the lecture and discussion here.  The lecture starts at about 40

2016-12-07 17:01   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: TV interview – TRT World: Trump and climate policy

You can see here my interview last Wednesday (30 November) on the Insights magazine programme of TRT World (Turkish) TV.  My interview deals with climate policy following the Trump election and starts at 6:50 minutes, following the climate news trailer.

2016-12-06 16:31   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: “Deadline-ism”: when is it too late?

Last Thursday was the first day of December 2016.  There was nothing particularly remarkable about the date.  Except that it was exactly 100 months since Andrew Simms and the New Economics Foundation announced that the world had only 100 months to avoid a climatic disaster.  The climate clock had started ticking 3,044 days ago, but

2016-12-05 16:07   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Book review of ‘A cultural history of climate change’ (Bristow & Ford, 2015)

A cultural history of climate change, edited by Tom Bristow and Thomas H Ford, Abingdon and New York, Earthscan/Routledge, 2016, xix + 244 pp., ISBN 978-1-138-83816-1 (hbk); ISBN 978-1-315-73459-1 (pbk). (Review to appear in Green Letters: Studies in Eco-criticism) In 2008, the UK Government’s former Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir David King, challenged UK academics in

2016-11-18 08:25   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: The future of climate (abridged from ‘Weathered’)

My latest book Weathered: Cultures of Climate is published tomorrow (17 November) by Sage.  Here, I offer a heavily abridged version of the final chapter of the book, ‘The future of climate’.   Cultural theorist Arjun Appadurai has argued that humans can only know the future culturally, that the future is a ‘cultural fact’.  Consequently,

2016-11-16 08:09   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Epistemic geographies of climate change: science, space and politics

This review article, co-authored with Martin Mahony at the University of Nottingham, has recently been accepted for publication in the journal Progress in Human Geography.  Here is the abstract: “Anthropogenic climate change has been presented as the archetypal global problem, identified by the slow work of assembling a global knowledge infrastructure, and demanding a concertedly

2016-11-15 11:36   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Anglophone Political Populism and the Future of Climate-Change

Today’s result in the US Presidential election follows hard on the back of the UK’s Brexit vote in June.  Both results – an expression of collective public preference from the electorate – have shaken political and cultural establishments on both sides of the Atlantic.  And they have unsettled me also. However, I’m interested in how

2016-11-09 11:50   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: 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. The talk introduces one of the key ideas I develop in my new book Weathered: Cultures

2016-10-20 20:16   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: The role of language in the climate change debate

I have written this Foreword to the forthcoming book edited by Kjersti Fløttum, ‘The role of language in the climate change debate‘, due out with Routledge in 2017. Foreword In March 2015 the BBC screened a 90 minute TV documentary titled ‘Climate Change by Numbers’.  The programme aimed to improve public understanding of climate change

2016-10-20 20:04   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Latest articles in WIREs Climate Change

WIREs Climate Change: Latest issue Vol.7(6). The latest issue of WIREs Climate Change is now available on-line.  The 8 review articles in this issue include Peter Irvine and colleagues on solar geoengineering, Chuks Okereke on climate justice and the international regime and Oliver Geden on the Paris Agreement and the inconsistencies of policy-making.  Access to

2016-10-15 19:00   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Institutionalising climate prediction in the UK, 1988-1992

Mahony,M. and Hulme,M. (2016)  Modelling and the nation: Institutionalising climate prediction in the UK, 1988-1992  Minerva  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…

2016-10-15 12:19   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: New book: “Weathered: Cultures of Climate”

Weathered: Cultures of Climate, will be published by SAGE in November 2016.  This book in many ways is a prequel to Why We Disagree About Climate Change (CUP, 2009), in the sense that it deepens our understanding of the idea of climate, a precursor to understanding reasons for disagreeing about climate change. In Weathered, I

2016-10-15 11:55   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Governing the environment in the early Modern world

I have written this Foreword to the forthcoming book edited by Sara Miglietti and John Morgan, ‘Governing the environment in the early Modern world: theory and practice‘, due out with Routledge in 2017. Foreword The idea of anthropogenic climate-change, that human activities are changing the patterns of weather worldwide, has become iconic for our age. 

2016-10-15 11:33   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Latest articles in WIREs Climate Change

WIREs Climate Change: Latest issue Vol.7(6). The latest issue of WIREs Climate Change is now available on-line.  The 8 review articles in this issue include Peter Irvine and colleagues on solar geoengineering, Chuks Okereke on climate justice and the international regime and Oliver Geden on the Paris Agreement and the inconsistencies of policy-making.  Access to

2016-10-10 19:00   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Religion’s role in climate change

On Wednesday 5 October, I gave this public lecture (see here for slides) at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain at the University of Groningen. “The rhythms of the sky have long been companions of human thought and ritual. Religions have found many ways to make sense of seasonal weather cycles, alongside

2016-10-07 12:31   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Archived Publications

Mike Hulme has an H-Index of 51 (Scopus) and 74 (Google Scholar) (October 2016).  A full listing of career publications can be downloaded here.  Major publications are also listed by year: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, etc.  Thomson Reuters reports Mike Hulme as the 10th most cited author in the world in the field

2016-10-05 09:57   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: New book: “Weathered: Cultures of Climate”

In Weathered: Cultures of Climate, Professor Mike Hulme opens up the many ways in which the idea of climate is given shape and meaning in different human cultures – how climates are historicized, known, changed, lived with, blamed, feared, represented, predicted, governed and, at least putatively, re-designed.  This is a groundbreaking text for all students and scholars interested in

2016-09-14 10:55   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: New appointment as Head of Department

(6 March)  Appointment as Head of the Department of Geography.  I will be taking up this new role at King’s College London from the beginning of April.  This coincides with a major new recruitment cycle of academic positions in the Department: six posts currently advertised (see below), plus three further chairs in geography to be

2016-03-07 09:17   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Governing climate after the Paris Agreement

(25 February 2016)  Podcast: ‘Governing climate after the Paris Agreement’.  Also, find here a summary of this King’s Climate Dialogue which took place on Wednesday 24 February, in which I chair a discussion panel consisting of Oliver Geden, Harriet Bulkeley, Eva Lovbrand and Mark Pelling.

2016-02-27 08:59   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: 1.5C and climate research after the Paris Agreement

(2 February)  ‘1.5C and climate research after the Paris Agreement‘  Read my commentary in Nature Climate Change, published yesterday.  The Paris Agreement contains an ambition to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, changing the context for policy-relevant research and extending a challenge to the IPCC and researchers.

2016-02-01 18:44   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Archived Publications

Mike Hulme has an H-Index of 48 is Scopus (72 in Google Scholar) (January 2016). A full listing all career publications can be downloaded here: Hulme Publications January 2016.  Scroll down this page for archived major publications listed by year: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, etc.  Click here for most recent publications.  Thomson Reuters reports

2015-12-30 09:57   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Major Publications 2015

Borie,M. and Hulme,M. (2015) Framing global biodiversity: IPBES between Mother Earth and ecosystem services Environmental Science & Policy 54, 487-496 Hulme,M. (2015) (Still) Disagreeing about climate change: which way forward? Zygon: A Journal of Religion and Science 50(4), 893-905 Hulme,M. (2015) Afterword: The many uses of climate change pp.289-299 in: Climate cultures: anthropological…

2015-12-29 14:34   Click to comment

Mike Hulme: Living with climate change, with or without the Paris Agreement

Given what has gone before, the Paris Agreement on climate change is certainly an impressive achievement of international negotiation. But what countries will be signing-up to, should they ratify it, is hardly going to reduce the challenges of dealing with a changing climate. And it has very little to contribute to addressing the chronic deficiencies

2015-12-14 16:10   Click to comment


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