This is the 101st post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared among Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week.

“No first use” harkens back to the informal moral consensus that America is not a nation to start a nuclear war. Warren and Smith’s bill aims to enshrine that consensus in law. Photograph by Education Images / UIG / Getty

Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (January 28, 2018 – February 3, 2018):

Monday: “Rhode Island’s Climate Shakedown” by Kevin Mooney, The American Spectator


Tuesday: The Quest for Environmental Justice and The Politics of Place and Race” by Robert Bullard, The Climate Reality Project


Wednesday: “(Un)Natural Identities: Unearthing Gender in Environmental History” by Sarah Wilson, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)


Thursday: Closing Nuclear Plants Will Increase Climate Risks” by Nancy Langston, ActiveHistory.ca


Friday: Jamaican Maroons in Nova Scotia: The politics of climate and race” by Anya Zilberstein, Borealia 


Saturday: John Christy Was Just Named An EPA Science Adviser. His Climate Studies Have Been Repeatedly Corrected.” by Dan Vergano and Zahra Hirji, Buzzfeed News


Sunday: The Toxic Legacy of Environmental Neoliberalism” by Bill Janus, The Revelator 

Top Words

1. nuclear

2. climate

3. energy

4. environmental

5. history

6. plants

7. power

8. coal

9. gender

10. change

11. one

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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