This is the fourth post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week.

First image under “said.” Works with a Trump supporter motif.

I’ve was pleased up to this point that Trump didn’t make it to the top of the weekly wordcloud list, but this fourth week ends this pleasant streak. Once again this week was dominated by climate and other environmental anxiety, particularly in the North, but also by dinosaurs and pets.

For the first time a person’s name, other than a politician, is featured front and center. “Jesse” refers to Jesse Thistle, a brilliant scholar who shared his life story this past week on CBC Ideas. I highly recommend checking out this episode and connected article, both located below, and following him on social media.

Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (March 20-March 26, 2017):

Monday: “We need to start calling out corporate ‘redwashing’” by Clayton Thomas-Müller, CBC News, Opinion

Tuesday: President Trump faces his hardest truth: He was wrong” by Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker, The Washington Post

Wednesday: How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps” by Nadja Popovich, John Schwartz, and Tatiana Schlossberg, The New York Times

Thursday: Ornithoscelida Rises: A New Family Tree for Dinosaurs” by Darren Naish, Scientific American

Friday: “This is what happens when you steal people’s land”,” CBC Ideas

Saturday: Never Bring A Dog Into A Drawing Room, And More Victorian Pet Etiquette” by Mimi Matthews, Bust Magazine

Sunday: No Longer Available, an article about the bill that allows for the slaughter of Alaskan bears and wolves on

Top Words:

1. said
2. Jesse
3. Trump
4. like
5. Indigenous
6. just
7. climate
8. people
9. Alaska
10. will

Published by Jessica M. DeWitt

Dr. Jessica M. DeWitt is an environmental historian of Canada and the United States. She is passionate about the use of digital technologies to bridge the gap between the public and researchers. In addition to her community and professional work, she offers various editing and social media consultancy services.

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