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Mike Hulme

Mike Hulme

Professor of Climate & Culture, Department of Geography, King's College London

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Department of Geography
King's College London
K4L.07 King's Building, Strand Campus
London, WC2R 2LS


  • Professor of Climate & Culture, Department of Geography, King's College London


Dr. Hulme joined King’s in September 2013 as professor of climate and culture.  He is the author of Climates and Cultures (edited, SAGE, 2015), Can Science Fix Climate Change? A Case Against Climate Engineering (Polity Press, 2014), Exploring Climate Change Through Science and In Society (Routledge, 2013), Making Climate Change Work For Us (co-edited, CUP, 2010) and Why We Disagree About Climate Change (CUP, 2009), chosen by The Economist magazine as one of its science and technology books of the year.  He also co-edited Climates of the British Isles (Routledge, 1997).  Since 2007 he has been the founding Editor-in-Chief of the review journal Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) Climate Change

Hulme studied geography at the University of Durham (BSc, 1981), where he researched changes in British winter weather, and at University of Wales, Swansea (PhD, 1985), during which time he studied climate-society relations in Sudan. He lectured in physical geography (climate change, desertification) at the University of Salford (1984-1988), before working as a senior research associate in the Climatic Research Unit in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA (1988-2000). Hulme served on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 1995 to 2001 and has advised the EU Commission, the UK Government, international agencies and many private and third sector organisations about climate change.  From 2000 to 2007 he was the Founding Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.


  • BSc, Geography, University of Durham, 1981
  • PhD, Geography, University of Wales-Swansea

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Journal Articles


Hulme, M., M. Mahony, S. Beck, C. Gorg, B. Hansjurgens, J. Hauck, C. Nesshover, A. Paulsch, M. Vanderwalle, H. Wittmer, S. Boschen, P. Bridgewater, M. C. Diaw, P. Fabre, A. Figueroa, K. L. Heong, H. Korn, R. Leemans, E. Lovbrand, M. N. Hamid, C. Monfreda, R. Pielke Jr, J. Settele, M. Winter, A. Vadrot, S. van den Hove and J. P. van der Sluijs. 2011. Science policy: Beyond assessments. Science 5:697-698. DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6043.697. (link )



Sheppard, S., J. Robinson, M. Hulme, R. H. Moss, A. Wiek and L. Withycombe Keeler. 2012. Beyond climate models: Rethinking how to envision the future with climate change. Special Session, February 17, 2012, at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 16-20, 2012.