This is the 138th 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 14, 2019 – October 20, 2019):

Monday: “High climate variability and increasing aridity brought an end to an early hominid species” by University of Bremen,

Tuesday: Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think” by Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian

Wednesday: “Jedediah Purdy Has an Idea That Could Save Us From Capitalism and the Climate Crisis” by Aaron Bady, The Nation

Thursday: Here’s why Boris Johnson’s plans have every chance of falling apart” by Tom Kibasi, The Guardian

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

Saturday: Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch” by Candice Choi, PBS Newshour

Sunday: The world’s top economists just made the case for why we still need English majors” by Heather Long, The Washington Post

Top Words

1. climate

2. people

3. political

4. will

5. time

6. can

7. world

8. like

9. politics

10. change

11. book

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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