Posts Tagged: climate change

Heat and Vaccine Lymph: How warm climates disrupted British imperial public health practices, 1880-1903

By Kristin Brig In his 1894 Reports on the Public Health in the British Cape Colony, Dr. Alfred Gregory spotted a frustrating problem with the colony’s supply of vaccine lymph: hot temperatures were killing the lymph’s cowpox viruses, rendering the

Heat and Vaccine Lymph: How warm climates disrupted British imperial public health practices, 1880-1903

By Kristin Brig In his 1894 Reports on the Public Health in the British Cape Colony, Dr. Alfred Gregory spotted a frustrating problem with the colony’s supply of vaccine lymph: hot temperatures were killing the lymph’s cowpox viruses, rendering the

“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