This is the 267th 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 (April 11, 2022 – April 17, 2022):

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: Chile announces unprecedented plan to ration water as drought enters 13th year” by Reuters in Santiago, The Guardian


Wednesday: “Art Gallery of South Australia’s Adelaide Biennial exhibition interrogates South Australia’s history of slavery, environmental degradation” by Dee Jefferson, ABC News


Thursday: “Our food system isn’t ready for the climate crisis” by Nina Lakhani, et.al., The Guardian


Friday: The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An Environmental History” by Cameron Muir, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group


Saturday: Director del AIFA, con autos de lujo e inmuebles pagados al contado,” Eje Central


Sunday: Coal mining in Indian forests is turning local villagers into environmental watchdogs” by Kuwar Singh, Quartz India


Top Words

  1. diversity
  2. cal
  3. food
  4. varieties
  5. can
  6. Australia
  7. climate
  8. people
  9. water
  10. coffee
  11. like
  12. one
  13. South
diversity, cal, food

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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