Books & Articles

A selection of relevant texts (work in progress!). You may submit suggestions via the contact form.

Articles and chapters

Anderson, Ben. ‘Preemption, Precaution, Preparedness: Anticipatory Action and Future Geographies’. Progress in Human Geography 34, no. 6 (1 December 2010): 777–98.

Broad, Kenneth, Alexander Pfaff, Renzo Taddei, A. Sankarasubramanian, Upmanu Lall, and Franciso de Assis de Souza Filho. ‘Climate, Stream Flow Prediction and Water Management in Northeast Brazil: Societal Trends and Forecast Value’. Climatic Change 84, no. 2 (14 August 2007): 217–39.

Broad, Kenneth, and Ben Orlove. ‘Channeling Globality: The 1997-98 El Niño Climate Event in Peru’. American Ethnologist 34, no. 2 (May 2007): 285–302.

Cash, D. W., Jonathan C. Borck, and Anthony Patt. ‘Countering the Loading-Dock Approach to Linking Science and Decision Making: Comparative Analysis of El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Forecasting Systems’. Science, Technology & Human Values 31, no. 4 (1 July 2006): 465–94.

Corner, Adam, Olga Roberts, Sybille Chiari, Sonja Völler, Elisabeth S. Mayrhuber, Sylvia Mandl, and Kate Monson. ‘How Do Young People Engage with Climate Change? The Role of Knowledge, Values, Message Framing, and Trusted Communicators’. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 6, no. 5 (1 September 2015): 523–34.

Daipha, Phaedra. ‘Weathering Risk: Uncertainty, Weather Forecasting, and Expertise’. Sociology Compass 6, no. 1 (January 2012): 15–25.

Demeritt, D, H Cloke, F Pappenberger, J Thielen, J Bartholmes, and M Ramos. ‘Ensemble Predictions and Perceptions of Risk, Uncertainty, and Error in Flood Forecasting’. Environmental Hazards 7, no. 2 (2007): 115–27.

Dilling, Lisa, and Maria Carmen Lemos. ‘Creating Usable Science: Opportunities and Constraints for Climate Knowledge Use and Their Implications for Science Policy’. Global Environmental Change, Special Issue on The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture and Storage, 21, no. 2 (1 May 2011): 680–89.

Haines, S. Managing expectations: articulating expertise in climate services for agriculture in Belize. In Climatic Change (online first) 2019.

Hastrup, F. ‘Certain Figures: Modelling Nature among Environmental Experts in Coastal Tamil Nadu’. In The Social Life of Climate Change Models: Anticipating Nature, edited by K. Hastrup and M Skrydstrup, 45–56. New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2013.

Hastrup, Kirsten. ‘Anthropological Contributions to the Study of Climate: Past, Present, Future’. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 4, no. 4 (July 2013): 269–81.

Janković, Vladimir, and David M. Schultz. ‘Atmosfear: Communicating the Effects of Climate Change on Extreme Weather’. Weather, Climate, and Society 9, no. 1 (12 August 2016): 27–37.

Johnson, Leigh. ‘Catastrophe Bonds and Financial Risk: Securing Capital and Rule through Contingency’. Geoforum, Risky natures, natures of risk, 45 (March 2013): 30–40.

Lahsen, Myanna. ‘Seductive Simulations? Uncertainty Distribution Around Climate Models’. Social Studies of Science 35, no. 6 (1 December 2005): 895–922.

Lopez, Ana, and Sophie Haines. ‘Exploring the Usability of Probabilistic Weather Forecasts for Water Resources Decision-Making in the United Kingdom’. Weather, Climate, and Society 9, no. 4 (10 August 2017): 701–15.

Mathews, Andrew S., and Jessica Barnes. ‘Prognosis: Visions of Environmental Futures’. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 22, no. S1 (1 April 2016): 9–26.

Orlove, B., J.H.C. Chiang, and M.A. Cane. ‘Ethnoclimatology in the Andes’. American Scientist 90 (2002): 428–35.

Pennesi, Karen. ‘Making Forecasts Meaningful: Explanations of Problematic Predictions in Northeast Brazil’. Weather, Climate, and Society 3, no. 2 (April 2011): 90–105.

Peterson, Nicole D., Kenneth Broad, Ben Orlove, Carla Roncoli, Renzo Taddei, and Maria-Alejandra Velez. ‘Participatory Processes and Climate Forecast Use: Socio-Cultural Context, Discussion, and Consensus’. Climate and Development 2, no. 1 (1 January 2010): 14–29.

Pielke Jr, R.A. ‘Who Decides? Forecasts and Responsibilities in the 1997 Red River Flood’. Applied Behavioural Science Review 7, no. 2 (1999): 83–101.

Porter, James J., and Samuel Randalls. ‘Politics of Expectations: Nature, Culture and the Production of Space’. Geoforum 52 (March 2014): 203–5.

Randalls, S. ‘Weather Profits: Weather Derivatives and the Commercialization of Meteorology’. Social Studies of Science 40, no. 5 (1 October 2010): 705–30.

Rayner, Steve, Denise Lach, and Helen Ingram. ‘Weather Forecasts Are for Wimps: Why Water Resource Managers Do Not Use Climate Forecasts’. Climatic Change 69, no. 2–3 (2005): 197–227.

Roncoli, Carla, Keith Ingram, and Paul Kirshen. ‘Reading the Rains: Local Knowledge and Rainfall Forecasting in Burkina Faso’. Society & Natural Resources 15, no. 5 (May 2002): 409–27.

Shackley, S. ‘Epistemic Lifestyles in Climate Change Modeling’. In Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance, edited by Clark A. Miller and Paul N. Edwards, 107–33. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2001.

Skrydstrup, M. ‘Modelling Ice: A Field Diary of Anticipation on the Greenland Ice Sheet’. In The Social Life of Climate Change Models: Anticipating Nature, edited by K. Hastrup and M Skrydstrup, 163–82. New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2013.

Strauss, Sarah. ‘Weather Wise: Speaking Folklore to Science in Leukerbad’. Weather, Climate, Culture, 2003.

Taddei, R. ‘Anthropologies of the Future: On the Social Performativity of (Climate) Forecasts’. In Environmental Anthropology: Future Trends, edited by Helen Kopnina and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet, 244–63. London: Routledge, 2013.

Taddei, Renzo. ‘The Politics of Uncertainty and the Fate of Forecasters’. Ethics, Policy & Environment 15, no. 2 (June 2012): 252–67.

Victor, David. ‘Climate Change: Embed the Social Sciences in Climate Policy’. Nature 520 (2015): 27–29.

Vogel, Coleen, and Karen O’Brien. ‘Who Can Eat Information? Examining the Effectiveness of Seasonal Climate Forecasts and Regional Climate-Risk Management Strategies’. Climate Research 33, no. 1 (21 December 2006): 111–22.

Books and special issues

Barnes, Jessica, and Michael R. Dove, eds. Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change. Yale University Press, 2015.

Barnes, Jessica, eds. Environmental Futures. Special issue of Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society 2016.

de Wit, Sara, Arno Pascht and Michaela Haug, eds. Translating Climate Change. Anthropology and the Travelling Idea of Climate Change. Special issue of Sociologus 68(1), 2018.

Hastrup, K., and M Skrydstrup, eds. The Social Life of Climate Change Models: Anticipating Nature. New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2013.

Sarewitz, D., R.A. Pielke Jr, and R. Byerly Jr., eds. Prediction: Science, Decision Making, and the Future of Nature. Washington DC: Island Press, 2000.

Strauss, Sarah, and Ben Orlove, eds. Weather, Climate, Culture. Oxford: Berg, 2003.

Taddei, Renzo. Meteorologistas e Profetas da Chuva. Conhecimentos, Práticas e Políticas da Atmosfera. WMF Martins Fontes, 2017.
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