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York College of PA hosts Georgetown prof for ‘What Can History Tell Us About Climate Change?’ on April 13

March 21, 2023
Headshot of Dagoor Degroot

A Georgetown professor will discuss “What Can History Tell Us About Climate Change?” at 7 p.m., April 13, in York College’s Weinstock Lecture Hall, in the Willman Business Center. The talk by Dagomar Degroot is open to the public free of charge.

Degroot is an associate professor of environmental history at Georgetown. His work bridges the humanities and sciences to explore how communities have responded to abrupt changes in environments on Earth and across the Solar System. His first book, “The Frigid Golden Age: Climate Change, the Little Ice Age, and the Dutch Republic, 1560-1720” explores how the Dutch Republic – precursor of the present-day Netherlands – endured the Little Ice Age, a period of natural climatic cooling. It was named as one of the 10 best history books of 2018 by Financial Times.

Degroot is founder and co-director of HistoricalClimatology.com, a popular website that explains what the past can tell us about present-day climate change, and the co-founder and co-director of the Climate History Network, an organization of over 200 academics in many disciplines. He founded and co-hosts the podcast Climate History, and established Climate Tipping Points, a student-driven project that aims to introduce a broad audience to the local consequences of climate change.