This is the 154th 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 (February 3, 2020 – February 9, 2020):

Monday: “The Joy of Purpose” by Sassafras Lowrey, American Kennel Club

Tuesday: Where America’s Climate Migrants Will Go As Sea Level Rises” by Linda Poon, CityLab

Wednesday: “Liquid Geographies, Uneven Worlds: How Do We Talk About Placing Water?” by Sritama Chatterjee, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Thursday: Scientists in Israel grow date plants from 2,000-year-old seeds” by Nicola Davis, The Guardian

Friday: Bernie Won Iowa” by Meagan Day, Jacobin 

Saturday: Antarctica just hit 65 degrees, its warmest temperature ever recorded” by Matthew Cappucci, The Washington Post

Sunday: A Fierce Green Fire: Timeline of Environmental Movement and History,” American Masters

Top Words

1. first

2. U.S.

3. people

4. water

5. National

6. will

7. Act

8. climate

9. year

10. dogs

11. environmental


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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