I am a professor of environmental history at Georgetown University. I bridge the humanities and the sciences to investigate how people confront changes in the natural world. I am an expert on social adaptations in the face of climate change; relationships between shifting environments and war; and interdisciplinary methodology. I am passionate about using public and digital histories to break the barriers that too often separate academics from the public.
In my articles and conference papers, I find examples of human resilience in the face of climate changes caused by human and natural forces, from the sixteenth century to the present. I have written a forthcoming book that furnishes the first detailed analysis of relationships between climate change and the Dutch Golden Age. My ongoing projects trace the human consequences of seventeenth-century Arctic cooling; investigate connections between climate change and the conduct of war; and identify how people have responded to environmental changes in outer space.
I am the founder of HistoricalClimatology.com, a website that receives more than 200,000 hits annually. I am also the co-founder of the Climate History Network, an organization with more than 150 multidisciplinary members. I established and now host the Climate History Podcast, and I am the secretary of the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations.
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Dr. Dagomar Degroot