Climate Matters 9-10 October 2008 Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine University of Manchester

A two-day meeting exploring the anxieties associated with the terms climate and anthropogenic climate change.


Thursday 9 October

14:00 – Samuel Randalls (UCL) What is climate change? Security and Stability in Climate Discourses

14:30 – Greg Bankoff (University of Hull) Governing in Uncertain Times: Vulnerability and Resilience in an Age of Change

15:00 – Kathryn Yusoff (University of Exeter) and Simon Naylor (University of Exeter) Towards a Historical Geography of Climate Change

16:00 – Erik Swyngedouw (University of Manchester) Climate Change Policy as Post-Political and Post-Democratic Populism

16:30 – Vladimir Jankovic (University of Manchester) The Day Before Tomorrow: The Business of Climate Change

Friday 10 October

9:00 – James R. Fleming (Colby College) Past Projections of Future Climate Control

9:30 – Bronislaw Szerszynski (University of Lancaster) Climate Technics

10:00 – David Demeritt and James Porter (King’s College London) Policy Driver or Distraction? Flooding forecasts and the fallacies of science-obsessed climate policy

11:00 – Mike Hulme (University of East Anglia) The Fall and Rise of Climatic Determinism

11:30 – Brian Wynne (University of Lancaster) Climate, Risk and Security: Discursive constructions of practical inaction and moral paralysis

CONTACT Vladimir Jankovic