Why we disagree about climate change
Welcome to an open lecture with professor Mike Hulme: “Still disagreeing about climate change … but what have we learned in 10 years?”
Ten years after the publication of "Why We Disagree About Climate Change", Mike Hulme revisits its topic. The 2009 book was chosen by The Economist magazine as one of its science and technology books of the year and has become a standard university text worldwide for social science and humanities students studying climate change.
Mike Hulme studies the numerous ways in which the idea of climate-change is constructed and deployed in public, political and scientific discourse, exploring both its historical, cultural and scientific origins and its contemporary meanings. His work has appeared in academic journals in the sciences, social sciences and humanities and has profoundly shaped the way in which the idea of climate-change is being studied, communicated and mobilised, in both the academy and public life. He draws inspiration from the geography of science, STS, environmental history and political ecology, but his research can be understood as defining a new field of critical climate anthropology.
Hulme's most recent book is Weathered: A Cultural Geography of Climate (SAGE, 2017), which explores how different cultures around the world make sense of their weather and climate. Among his other books are Can Science Fix Climate Change? A Case Against Climate Engineering (Polity Press, 2014) and Why We Disagree About Climate Change (CUP, 2009).