This is the 140th 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 28, 2019 – November 3, 2019):

Monday: “Opinion: Five reasons climate change is the worst environmental problem the world has ever faced” by Christopher Knittel, Los Angeles Times

Tuesday: Reflections of a Mining Historian” by Robin Gendron, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Wednesday: “Our obsession with insects in horror films says a lot about our fear of destroying the planet” by Elizabeth Horkley, Quartz

Thursday: *Link Broken*

Friday:Brazil: Oil Spill Likely from Venezuela Could Be Worst ‘Environmental Attack’ in History” by Ben Kew, Breitbart

Saturday: Should this tree have the same rights as you?” by Robert Macfarlane, The Guardian

Sunday: History of the Factory” by Chris Hedges, Dandelion Salad

Top Words

1. rights

2. environmental

3. world

4. Ness

5. also

6. oil

7. human

8. natural

9. history

10. 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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