The Uses of Environmental History - Rachel Carson Center Blog

The Rachel Carson Center’s blog Seeing the Woods has started a new series that explores the uses of environmental history. In the first post of the series, environmental historian John R. McNeill argues that we should be “as useful as we want to be.” That is, environmental historians should gear their work towards addressing contemporary environmental problems if they wish, but should not feel pressure to do so. According to McNeill, curiosity alone is a sufficient motive for engaging in environmental history. Click here to read the full article and to check in on future posts in the series.