This is the 137th 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 (October 7, 2019 – October 13, 2019):

Monday: “Bernard C. Moore,” Michigan State University, College of Social Science, Department of History


Tuesday: The Environmental Movement Needs to Reckon with Its Racist History” by Julian Brave NoiseCat, Vice


Wednesday: “Man’s first instinct has always been to return to the sea” by Horatio Clare, Spectator USA


Thursday: Why White Supremacists Are Hooked on Green Living” by Sam Adler-Bell, The New Republic


Friday: A Constraint-based model of Dynamic Island Biogeography: environmental history and species traits predict hysteresis in populations and communities” by Joseph R. Burger, et.al., Frontiers of Biogeography 


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


Sunday: Typhoon Hagibis brings vivid purple sky to parts of Japan” by Sophie Lewis, CBC News

Top Words

1. environmental 

2. species

3. island

4. people

5. New

6. history

7. model

8. can

9. time

10. University

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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