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 […]

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...

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  (eds.) Jenkins,W., Tucker,M.E. and  Grim,J., Routledge, […]

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...