As students take to the streets to demand action on climate change, listen to activists and historians discuss solutions to environmental crisis at both global and local levels.
Rachel Carson’s controversial book, Silent Spring, published in 1962, can help us understand the Brexit pesticide debate.
How is the Anthropocene – the epoch in which humans have become a major force changing earth systems – changing the nature of historians’ evidence base?
What is the history behind the global plastics crisis and what are the solutions? Simon Pirani argues that we need to look at technological systems and social and economic systems in which they are embedded.
Sheffield’s street tree crisis in historical perspective.
Naomi Hossain compares President Trump’s handling of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017 to the Pakistani government’s response to the 1970 Bhola Cyclone in Bangladesh, to examine the implications of disaster for legitimacy, imperial power and democracy.
The Lukas Plan, produced by workers at the Lucas Aerospace arms company, showed how jobs could be saved by converting to make products that answer a social need, rather than weapons.