Category Archives: Climate and Health

“Tiny Jaws”: Locust Plagues in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

By Christian Ruth A Gnawing Threat Locusts are plagues. When one imagines a swarm of locusts, images of dusky, swift-moving clouds of insects come to mind. This is, of course, accurate. Plagues of locusts will blanket the sky, blinding lines of

“Tiny Jaws”: Locust Plagues in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

By Christian Ruth A Gnawing Threat Locusts are plagues. When one imagines a swarm of locusts, images of dusky, swift-moving clouds of insects come to mind. This is, of course, accurate. Plagues of locusts will blanket the sky, blinding lines of

Climate Change, Health, and the Anthropocene: Why We Must Study the Past

By Alexander More Climate Change on a Human Scale The alarming pace of climate change is cadenced by headlines repeating that this year, this summer, this month was the hottest on record, while polar ice reached the lowest extent ever

Climate Change, Health, and the Anthropocene: Why We Must Study the Past

By Alexander More Climate Change on a Human Scale The alarming pace of climate change is cadenced by headlines repeating that this year, this summer, this month was the hottest on record, while polar ice reached the lowest extent ever