In this blog, Dagomar Degroot of Georgetown University muses on an intriguing question behind his forthcoming article (online first, Spring 2019) in Environment and History, ‘War of the Whales: Climate Change, Weather, and Arctic Conflict in the Early Seventeenth Century’: can historians write credibly about the future, as well as the past? In an era of … More History for the Future? What the Past Reveals About the Warming Arctic
In this blog, Marco Armiero, Filippo Gravagno, Giusy Pappalardo and Alessia Denise Ferrara, whose paper ‘The Nature of Mafia: An Environmental History of the Simeto River Basin’ has just been published online first in Environment and History (1 Jan. 2019) discuss how the Mafia plays a role in the exploitation of the commons and how … More Commoning as a possible strategy to drive off the Mafia?
In today’s blog, Tor A. Benjaminsen and Pierre Hiernaux introduce the subject of their forthcoming article, ‘From Desiccation to Global Climate Change: A History of the Desertification Narrative in the West African Sahel, 1900–2018’ in Global Environment, part of a Special Issue on Deserts in Environmental History (Spring 2019). While the Sahel has become greener since … More The long and successful life of ‘desertification’ in the Sahel