Climate History Podcast, Episode 16: “Pandemics and Climate Change: What History Tells Us About Today’s Greatest Challenges” with Timothy Newfield

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Timothy Newfield talks with co-hosts Dagomar Degroot and Emma Moesswilde about what led him to the History and Biology departments at Georgetown University, and about his work in the thriving field of historical epidemiology. He describes how historical epidemiologists can identify past diseases and trace their social consequences, then considers what history might reveal about today’s COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, he reflects on the links between climate change and disease, past and present, and on the limitations of public discourse about today’s biggest environmental challenges.

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