“Access Denied: The Continuing Challenge to Environmental Sciences in the Trump Era” essay published in Environmental History

Detail from The Procession of the Trojan Horse in Troy by Domenico Tiepolo (1773)

Rogue science, Twitter wars, EPA Trojan horses, and of course, the man who wants to build The Wall. But there may be more important walls to consider, and the problem may be more long-lasting than we think.

The journal Environmental History is running a forum of peer-reviewed short essays on history’s role amid political uncertainty. It was prompted by the surprise win of Donald Trump in the US presidential election of 2016, and the subsequent conversations about the role the humanities and sciences on crucial issues related to the natural environment.

Although the topic was left open, I was encouraged to write about issues pertaining to environmental sciences and their roots in the Cold War.  So I did.
Click here for a (free access) version of my essay: