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GEOG 40.05 - American Anthropocene: Climate and Power in U.S. History

This is a course guide for GEOG 40.05.

Course description for the American Anthropocene

The climate crisis is no longer a prediction about the future, but an experience of the present. I­t also has a past, and in order to imagine what will come next we need to understand how we got here. While primarily concerned with the U.S. in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—the era of petro-intensive growth in the country that consumes 30% of the earth’s resources for 5% of its population--our inquiry will require explicit reflection on the longer historical roots of energy use and the global framework of resource extraction.

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Finding scholarly articles & journal title(s)

Articles on environmental policy and history can be found in a variety of publications. You can use a subject specific article index or use the search box at the top of the page. Examples of relevant indexes and journal titles follow.

Internet resource(s)

Citing and Tracking Your Bibliographic References

Use this guide to help you learn how to correctly cite and keep track of the references you find for your research.

Keeping up with Geography journal literature

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