Climate History Network

A network of interdisciplinary scholars studying past climate change

Towards a Climate History of the Solar System

Mars OceanNote: originally posted on

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


About D Degroot

I am an assistant professor of environmental history at Georgetown University. My research explores flexibility and resilience in the face of climate change across the early modern world. I am the co-administrator of the Climate History Network, and the administrator of For more about my work, visit

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This entry was posted on March 7, 2015 by in In the News.
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