The above video is part of a series produced by NiCHE (Network in Canadian History/Environment), a wonderful site and social media operation that seeks to showcase works of environmental history that they believe are relevant and interesting to academics, environmentalists and the general public. This show, hosted by Sean Kheraj (York University) and Jessica DeWitt (University of Saskatchewan), counts down the top environmental history articles they found on the web during December 2014. Number five is my article “The Year Climate Change Came to Norway: The Great Drought of 1947.” That article, as you recall, was developed from the work of University of Bergen scholar Magnus Vollset, who presented a paper on the drought and its climate change implications at the International Conference on the History of Meteorology that I attended in Bergen last November.

Big thanks to Jessica and Sean for including this article in their top 5 of December 2014. That particular article has proven popular and resonant, and I chose it as one of my top 10 favorite articles of 2014.

If you’re into environmental history or climate change, definitely check out NiCHE’s website and follow them on Twitter. You’ll learn some fascinating stuff!

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