This is the thirty-sixth 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.


Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (October 30– November 5, 2017):

Monday: “Environmentalism’s Less-Partisan Past” by Kate Richard, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Tuesday: Why Wind Power is the Greatest Economic & Environmental Fraud in History,” Stop These Things: The Truth About the Great Wind Power Fraud

Wednesday: The Surprising Reason Americans Are Obsessed With Pumpkins” by Olivia B. Waxman, TIME

Thursday: Only You: The Somewhat Depressing History of Smokey the Bear” by Sean Munger,

Friday:  The Firth of Forth – An Environmental History – Book Review,” Walk Fife: Exploring the Kingdom on Foot

Saturday: Undoing Oakland’s History of Environmental Racism as We Address Climate Change in California” by Marisa Johnson, The Greenlining Institute

Sunday: A Drier South: Europe’s Drought Trends Match Climate Change Projections,” College of Engineering: Utah State University

Top Words

1. wind

2. energy

3. people

4. can

5. climate

6. Smokey

7. change

8. power

9. Nebraska

10. many


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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