Globalizing the Climate

Globalising the Climate: COP21 and the climatisation of global debates

« Aykut, Foyer and Morena have produced a unique volume of rich case studies on the performative function of COP21 in Paris. It drives forward our understanding, in new and unexpected ways, of how the idea of climate change alters political, social and cultural worlds, just as importantly as a changing physical climate is altering the material world. These 200 pages are an important complement to the 3000 pages of the last IPCC report. » – Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate and Culture, King’s College London, UK

« Only the ethnographic method could give us such a remarkable view of what is arguably the most important diplomatic event since the birth of the United Nations. The authors’ descriptions give a vivid understanding of the conundrum of climate diplomacy: it is supposed to cover the whole globe and yet it reduces the globe to a tiny set of documents and issues inside small closed rooms and local events. This is political anthropology at its best. » – Bruno Latour, Professor, Sciences Po Paris, France

Climatiser le monde, globaliser le climat