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Professor of Human Geography, University of Cambridge

Mike Hulme is professor of human geography at the University of Cambridge and director of studies for geography at Pembroke College. His work sits at the intersection of climate, history and culture, studying how knowledge about climate and its changes is made and represented, and analysing the numerous ways in which the idea of climate-change is deployed in public discourse around the world. His latest book Weathered: Cultures of Climate was published by SAGE in November 2016. Previous books include the widely acclaimed Why We Disagree About Climate Change (Cambridge, 2009). He has held chairs in climate change at King’s College London and at the University of East Anglia, where from 2000 to 2007 he was the Founding Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Since 2008 has been the founding Editor-in-Chief of the review journal Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) Climate Change.


  • 2017–present
    Professor of Human Geography, University of Cambridge
  • 2013–2017
    Professor of Climate and Culture, King's College London
  • 2002–2013
    Professor of Climate Change, School of Environmental Science, University of East Anglia
  • 2000–2007
    Executive Director, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK, University of East Anglia


  • 1985 
    University of Wales, , PhD (Applied Climatology)
  • 1981 
    University of Durham, BSc (Geography)


'Significant contribution' to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC