E14 Covid, climate and emergency politics // Mike Hulme

What can the covid pandemic teach us about handling the climate crisis? We’ve seen that governments have not hesitated to take bold action when faced with this virus – by going into lockdowns and declaring states of emergency. Should we respond in a similar way to climate change? Or does emergency politics risk narrowing our field of view and undermine our democracies? Joining us in the Forest of Thought is Professor of Human Geography Mike Hulme. 

Mike Hulme is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Pembroke College. His work explores the idea of climate change using historical, cultural and scientific analyses, investigating the numerous ways in which climate change is deployed in public and political discourse. He has just released his latest book ‘Climate Change’, which is part of the Routledge Key Ideas in Geography book series. 

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