This is the 228th 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. 

A tree that is dead on one side due to severe drought and heat and healthy on the other side where the grass is green and the sky is blue, representing the harm of climate change.

Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (July 12, 2021 – July 18, 2021):

Monday: “Anticipatory Imagination: Charting New Pathways to Environmental Communication” by Marcus Bussey, SLU News


Tuesday: Human environmental genome recovered in the absence of skeletal remains” by University of Vienna, Heritage Daily


Wednesday: “Agricultural Landscape Transformation Needed to Meet Water Quality Goals in the Yahara River Watershed of Southern Wisconsin” by Tracy A. Campbell, et.al., Ecosystems


Thursday: “Bolsonaro may have emergency surgery after hiccups persist for over 10 days” by Tom Phillips, The Guardian


Friday: This week, we watched history unfold on the banks of the River Wye…” by River Action, Change.org


Saturday: We’re Not in This Together” by Ajay Singh Chaudhary, The Baffler


Sunday: The Environmental Justice Movement Is Rooted In Black History” by Eddie Junsay, 350.org


Top Words

  1. climate
  2. one
  3. world
  4. even
  5. Environ
  6. can
  7. change
  8. environmental
  9. will
  10. ecological
climate, one, world

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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  1. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro theocratically stated in the summer of 2019 that his presidency was “fulfilling a mission from God”. And though the Amazonian rainforest is home to a third of all known terrestrial plant, animal and insect species and our planet’s natural environment honors no international boundary, he told the rest of the rightfully concerned world, “You have to understand that the Amazon is Brazil’s, not yours”. He also advised France’s president to “mind your own business”. If only it were true the environmental damage done by morally and ethically corrupt governments and corporate puppet-masters was all somehow poetically miraculously confined strictly to the owners’ territory!

    Astonishingly, what matters most to this hazardous leader is the creation of jobs, however limited or temporary, and economic stimulation, however intangible the concept when compared to the large-scale environmental destruction. …

    To me, general human existence has for too long been analogous to a cafeteria lineup consisting of diversely societally represented people, all adamantly arguing over which identifiable person should be at the front and, conversely, at the back of the line. Many of them further fight over to whom amongst them should go the last piece of quality pie and how much they should have to pay for it — all the while the interstellar spaceship on which they’re all permanently confined, owned and operated by (besides the wealthiest passengers) the fossil fuel industry, is on fire and toxifying at locations not normally investigated. And/or those locations are occupied thus claimed and controlled by one narrow-mindedly possessive party.

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