Alexander More is a historian whose research focuses on the impact of climate change on population health and the economy. By using both climate science and historical records, More brings recent drastic changes into a broader perspective, one that permits stark comparisons between current and historical trends in temperature, pollution, pandemic disease, and extreme weather, all of which directly impact food production, human health, economic prosperity, and political stability. He is author of a landmark study of pre-modern climate and pollution and an active contributor to the field of planetary health. He currently holds a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of History at Harvard University, under the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past. He is also Assistant Research Professor at the Climate Change Institute (University of Maine). Combining the expertise and resources of the two institutions, More leads a project on the impact of climate change on population health and the economy in the last millennium. In addition to academic journals, his work has been featured in The Guardian, Popular Science, Forbes, Smithsonian Magazine, Der Spiegel, Natural History Magazine, Archaeology Magazine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemein, Atlas Obscura, Eos, Science et vie, and more than forty other print and online publications (see media page).
Assistant Research Professor, Climate Change Institute, 2017-present
MA, Harvard University
BA, Washington University in St. Louis