A network of interdisciplinary scholars studying past climate change
Note: originally posted on HistoricalClimatology.com.
Climate historians and historical climatologists investigate past climate change in ways that contextualize modern warming. Until now, their research has investigated environmental changes on Earth. Many examine how climate change influenced human history in centuries when space travel could scarcely be imagined. Others are too concerned with global warming to consider studying environments beyond Earth. However, recent breakthroughs in scientific understandings of Mars’s watery past suggest that climate history can, and should, expand beyond Earth. Read more