The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


Hulme, Mike






The author of the excellent Why We Disagree About Climate Change, he is a proponent who is highly critical of what he considers the hysterical nature of some proponent admonitions. According to Hulme, increasing use of terms like "catastrophic" and "irreversible" had degraded the public discourse around climate change:

"This discourse is now characterised by phrases such as 'climate change is worse than we thought', that we are approaching 'irreversible tipping in the Earth's climate', and that we are 'at the point of no return'. I have found myself increasingly chastised by climate change campaigners when my public statements and lectures on climate change have not satisfied their thirst for environmental drama and exaggerated rhetoric."

Notes:
1. According to Jerome Ravetz: He has "provided a profound analysis in Why We Disagree About Climate Change, in terms of complexity and uncertainty. But since legitimate disagreement was deemed nonexistent, he too was ignored."

2. Click here to read Climate Resistance's post Top British boffin: Time to ditch the climate consensus, wherein Hulme argues that "climate science has for too long had the monopoly in climate change debates."


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