Category: Worldview

Worldview: Antarctica

by Ingo Heidbrink Antarctica is the only continent with a permanent population of zero, and it has a strong international regulation system governing human activities from research to tourism. One might question whether an environmental history of Antarctica, beyond natural history, could therefore even… Continue Reading “Worldview: Antarctica”

Worldview: Learning to Love (or Hate?) Pesticides in the USA

by Michelle Mart As scholars, we spend time revisiting the turning points of history, seeking to understand what made particular periods or figures so significant. Thus, I looked back to Rachel Carson and Silent Spring, trying to understand why the author and her book… Continue Reading “Worldview: Learning to Love (or Hate?) Pesticides in the USA”

Worldview: Environmental Conflicts and Interdisciplinarity in Argentina

by María Valeria Berros Environmental issues are highly debated in today’s Argentina, and are researched across a range of disciplines—political science, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literature, and law—as problems linking nature protection, development, and poverty. Analysis has begun to focus on disciplines where the ecological… Continue Reading “Worldview: Environmental Conflicts and Interdisciplinarity in Argentina”

Worldview: Transient Lifestyle, Everlasting Environmental Impacts: Reflections from my Time in Munich

by Laurianne Posch Standing in my grandparents’ kitchen at a family gathering on a sunny winter’s day in Iowa I overheard my uncle ask my cousin, who was around my age, the seemingly simple question: “So where are you living right now?” I cringed,… Continue Reading “Worldview: Transient Lifestyle, Everlasting Environmental Impacts: Reflections from my Time in Munich”

Worldview: No Such Thing as the End of History: Good News from the Amazon

This week, we bring you a new Perspectives volume in Portuguese and exciting developments from the Amazon rainforest. The RCC Perspectives 2013/7 volume entitled New Environmental Histories of Latin America and the Caribbean has just been published in Portuguese, translated by former RCC intern… Continue Reading “Worldview: No Such Thing as the End of History: Good News from the Amazon”

Worldview: China’s Colorful Future

Post by Fei Sheng “Yellow” has a unique meaning in the Chinese conception of environment and society. We have always believed that our civilization—which, despite small interruptions, has never been significantly disrupted during the last 4,000 or even 5,000 years—is derived from the soil… Continue Reading “Worldview: China’s Colorful Future”