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WIREs Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most politically charged and publicly salient phenomena in today’s world, recognised through the changes occurring to physical climates, in natural and managed environments and in social institutions. Climate change also triggers many public arguments, and offers important deliberative resources, concerning ethical responsibility and public policy.

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change is a leading international journal that offers a unique platform for reviewing the diverse knowledge that emerges from the many disciplines that contribute to our understanding of this phenomenon: environmental history, the humanities, physical and life sciences, social sciences, engineering and economics. The journal acts as a forum for exposing and understanding the many reasons why climate change remains a powerful lens through which to approach many of the great challenges facing the world today.

The journal was developed by Wiley’s, in association with the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in the UK, and provides an important encyclopedic reference for climate change knowledge and scholarship. Mike Hulme was appointed Editor-in-Chief in 2008, a position he has held ever since. Publishing since 2010, each year this peer-reviewed journal publishes between 50 and 60 review articles and perspectives from leading academics from around the world. Its 2021 JCR Impact Factor was 10.1, its Elsevier CiteScore Index 14.5, placing it 2nd in the Atmospheric Sciences subject list, and 4th in the Geography & Development subject list.


Prof Mike Hulme (Editor-in-Chief)