This is the 149th 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 (December 30, 2019 – January 5, 2020):

Monday: “Science Under Attack: How Trump Is Sidelining Researchers and Their Work” by Brad Plumer and Coral Davenport, The New York Times


Tuesday: Hoofbeats in the Archive: Historical Animals’ Roles in Constructing Historical Narratives” by Lindsay Marshall, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)


Wednesday: “Global Apathy Toward the Fires in Australia Is a Scary Portent for the Future” by David Wallace-Wells, Intelligencer


https://twitter.com/karl_jacoby/status/1212708162194825217

Thursday: Black Feminist in Public: Celebrating Tricia Rose’s Milestone Year” by Janell Hobson, Ms.


Friday: Idle No More calls for U of R to cancel lecture on MMIW and reconciliation” by Idle No More, Change.org


Saturday: ‘Silent death’: Australia’s bushfires push countless species to extinction” by Graham Readfearn, The Guardian


Sunday: Out of control wedge politics finally burns the arsonist-in-chief” by Andrew Tate, The New Daily

Top Words

1. said

2. like

3. research

4. fires

5. climate

6. science

7. University

8. species

9. now

10. change

11. also

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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