This is the 162nd 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 (March 30, 2020 – April 5, 2020):

Monday: “Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus device” by Naaman Zhou, The Guardian


Tuesday: Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders” by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker


Wednesday: “Ep. 9. Floating Coast with Bathsheba Demuth,” Borrowed Time


Thursday: “The Campaign Panicked”: Inside Trump’s Decision to Back Off of His Easter Coronavirus Miracle” by Gabriel Sherman, Vanity Fair


Friday: Putting Jared Kushner In Charge Is Utter Madness” by Michelle Goldberg, The New York Times


Saturday: Coronavirus: France turns to literature amid the despair of pandemic” by Lara Marlowe, The Irish Times


Sunday: What’s Up with the Feds Seizing PPE Shipments to States and Hospitals?” by Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo

Top Words

1. said

2. Trump

3. Kushner

4. federal

5. people

6. coronavirus

7. crisis

8. New

9. magnets

10. government

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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