This is the 224th 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. 

Map of temperature change in the last 5o years.

Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (June 14, 2021 – June 20, 2021):

Monday: “In 1958 Mao Zedong ordered all the sparrows to be killed because they ate too much grain. This caused one of the worst environmental disasters in history” by Goran Blazeski, The Vintage News

Tuesday: Toll from political push at UNC continues to mount” by Joe Killian, NC Policy Watch

Wednesday: “Everyone a Legislator” by Michael Denning, New Left Review

Thursday: “Climate indices in historical climate reconstructions: a global state of the art” by David J. Nash,, Climate Past

Friday: All the times Keystone XL was inevitable” by Emily Atkin, Heated

Saturday: Nature’s Past Episode 42: The Right to a Healthy Environment” by Sean Kheraj, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Sunday: India’s Vaccine Makers Are Pandemic Profiteers, Not Humanitarians” by Aparna Gopalan, The Intercept

Top Words

  1. climate
  2. index
  3. series
  4. indices
  5. historical
  6. data
  7. used
  8. temperature
  9. China
  10. documentary
climate, index, series

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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