Book Release | “Extinction: A Radical History” by Ashley Dawson

Extinction A Radical History ASHLEY DAWSON ABOUT THE BOOK: Some thousands of years ago, the world was home to an immense variety of large mammals. From wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers to giant ground sloths and armadillos the size of automobiles, these spectacular creatures roamed freely. Then human beings arrived. Devouring their way down the … More Book Release | “Extinction: A Radical History” by Ashley Dawson

The Anthropocene in Museums: Reflections, Projections and Imaginings Deutsches Museum, Munich

By Diane Erceg How might museums reframe themes and stories to bring the Anthropocene into focus? How might we create relational museums that foster collaborative forms of communication? How might we design exhibits that invite museum visitors to understand themselves in new ways in relation to material and social worlds? These were some of the … More The Anthropocene in Museums: Reflections, Projections and Imaginings Deutsches Museum, Munich

‘The Gathering Storm’: Marshall Islands brace for rising seas | Produced by Al Jazeera America

A gathering storm of climate change looms over Marshall Islands. Severe droughts, massive flooding and dying coral mark realities of climate change on remote Pacific islands As climate change becomes a growing global concern, the Marshall Islands, a collection of atolls spread across 357,000 square miles in the Pacific Ocean, offer a snapshot of what … More ‘The Gathering Storm’: Marshall Islands brace for rising seas | Produced by Al Jazeera America

Introducing the Climate History Podcast by Dagomar Degroot

The Climate History Network and HistoricalClimatology.com have launched the Climate History Podcast, hosted by environmental historian Dagomar Degroot of Georgetown University. In the first episode of the podcast, professor Degroot interviews professor Geoffrey Parker of Ohio State University. Parker, one of the world’s best-known historians, has recently published Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe … More Introducing the Climate History Podcast by Dagomar Degroot

Can New York’s Climate Museum save the planet? by Jonathan Jones | The Guardian

It may well be able to – but it can’t do it alone. Museums around the world must stop dumbing down science and start putting education before entertainment Can a museum help to save the planet? Is it possible to promote solutions to the human-caused warming of global climates through interactive displays, 3D movies, a … More Can New York’s Climate Museum save the planet? by Jonathan Jones | The Guardian

Strange Objects for Strange Times by Libby Robin

We live in strange times. Strange weather, strange financial markets, strange technologies are all about us, and anxiety is at high levels. The Great Acceleration of global change can leave humans stranded, feeling stressed and out of time. One of the ways we can respond to this is to slow down, rather than speed up, … More Strange Objects for Strange Times by Libby Robin