Oct. 3, 2014 University of South Carolina: Departments of Geography and History, 3:30 pm, Callcott 201, A New Look at Atmospheric Science and Technology: 1900-1960
Oct. 9-10 2014 Invited talk for the conférence internationale, Images environnementales globales: nouvelles perspectives, Espace Isadora Duncan, Paris-Meudon, France, Imag(e)ining Technocultures: Big picture framings
Oct. 17, 2014 Colby Family Weekend: STS Program, 4:00 pm, Lovejoy 100, Anne Louise Beck (1896-1982): Bringing Bergen Methods to the US. The most important scientist you have never heard about.
Oct. 24, 2014 Rotman Institute of Philosophy, London, Ontario, Candada, Invited talk for Climate Modelling and the Epistemology of Climate Change, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Ivey-Spencer Leadership Centre, Dynamic climatology: Historical perspectives on shape-shifting nouns
Sept. 25, 2014 Colby College, Dean’s lunchtime talk, 12 noon, Miller Library, Entreprenours of Atmospheric Research, 1900-1960
Sept. 26, 2014 Rutgers University, Department of Environmental Science, 2:30 pm in ENRS Room 223, “Everything Atmospheric, Everywhere, Always” A History of Atmospheric Research 1900-1960
Just back from Climate Engineering conference in Berlin, Germany. Two presentations recorded in advance:
Fleming, J.R. “Fixing Everything: Technology, Public Intellectuals, and the Interventionist Anthropocene,” http://youtu.be/TjnR8dPg-f8
Fleming, J.R. “Metaphors and Images of Climate Control,” http://youtu.be/nWi8OB3EtOs
The year 1957 marked a sea change in the transition from meteorology to atmospheric science and from charismatic leadership to committee work, corporate organization and state sponsorship.
From new book MS…
Friday 21 March in Manchester, UK
1:00 PM, Simon Building, Lecture Theatre D, University of Manchester
Jim Fleming, “In Transit: From Meteorology to Atmospheric Science”
Monday 24 March in Stockholm, Sweden
9 am to 1 pm workshop at KTH — Host Nina Cyrén Wormbs firstname.lastname@example.org
2 pm colloquium at MISU — Host Michael Tjernström email@example.com
Tuesday 25 March in Bergen, Norway
TBA — Host Gunnar Ellingsen firstname.lastname@example.org
Fleming quoted in a front page article in LA Times on March 5, 2014: “Climate engineering ideas no longer considered pie in the sky,” http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-climate-engineering-20140305,0,3602250.story#ixzz2v7PEHvt2
“I have seen all kinds of proposals,” said James Fleming, author of “Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control” and a member of the National Academy geo-engineering committee. “There is a crazy new one in my email every week,” he said. “There are a lot of Rube Goldbergs out there, and some Dr. Strangeloves.”
Washington Geoengineering Consortium, 2014
videography by Abe Krieger
“Convergence: Atmospheric Science, Technology, and Society, 1900-1960,” Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture, Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of Sigma Xi and Allegheny College, Oct. 31, 2013.