This is the 133rd 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.

Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (September 9, 2019 – September 15, 2019):

Monday: “Nearly 2 Million People in India Could Lose Citizenship in Biggest Disenfranchisement in History,” Democracy Now!

Tuesday: Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say” by Christopher Flavelle, Lisa Friedman, and Peter Baker, The New York Times

Wednesday: “Aquatic and terrestrial organisms display contrasting life history strategies as a result of environmental adaptations” by Pol Capdevila,, BioRxiv

Thursday: CO2 in the atmosphere just exceeded 415 parts per million for the first time in history” by Jonathan Shieber, TechCrunch

Friday: “We Are Striking to Disrupt the System”: An Hour with 16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg,” Democracy Now! 

Saturday: ‘National tragedy’: Trump begins border wall construction in Unesco reserve” by Samuel Gilbert, The Guardian

Sunday: De tweederangs universiteit komt eraan” by Harald Merckelbach,

Top Words

1. climate


3. AMY



6. people

7. just 

8. will

9. like

10. can


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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