In 2022, ‘Climates and Cultures in History’ (CCH) will publish a special issue (either 1 or 2) on anthropogenic climate change.
This call invites proposals for contributions on all aspects relating to anthropogenic climate change in history.
The ‘early anthropogenic hypothesis’ (EAH), introduced by William Ruddiman, allows for the discussion of several periods in the long Holocene with regard to the potential impact of land use change on the climate system prior to industrialisation. However, the EAH remains controversial. We welcome proposals for reviews on the state of the art of debates on concrete cases, and for opinion pieces that take a clear position in ongoing controversies.
In contrast, the anthropogenic causes of recent climate change are undisputed among scientists outside the circles of climate change denialism. We seek contributions on all aspects – political, economic, social and cultural – of recent global warming.
The nineteenth and twentieth centuries are often underrepresented in studies of historical climate research. It is a general purpose of CCH to foster expansion of historical climate research into recent and contemporary periods.
Dr. Franz Mauelshagen
Senior Lecturer, History Department, Bielefeld University