We, as environmental historians, are deeply concerned about the climate crisis the world is facing today. Overwhelming scientific evidence shows clearly that climate change is caused by human actions.
As historians we know that humanity has faced climate variations before, and these have had historical effects. But humanity has not experienced climate change as rapid and extensive as that which we now face, more so if we fail to address the human causes.
As scholars and teachers, we wish to express our solidarity with the thousands of students who are — in different ways — raising their voices to ask for concrete and urgent measures to address climate change.
We commit ourselves as scholars and teachers to foster knowledge which can help to understand the present crisis and nurture the culture of care for our common home that young generations are demanding.
The European Society for Environmental History Board
- CfP: History of War and Environmental History: Interconnections and Entanglements–Niepołomice (Poland), 21-23 September 2023
- Summer school “Environmental History and Historical Ecology of the Dinaric Karst” (Slovenia, 25–30 September 2023)
- Call for Proposals: Small Workshops in EnvHist
- Call for expressions of interest to host the ESEH Biennial Conference 2025
- Call for Papers: Doctoral School on Eastern Mediterranean Coastal and Island Environments