Press coverage of own research and interviews


Interviews, Essays, and Coverage of Own Research (partial list)

"Catastrophic effect of 1918 flu may have been aided by peculiar influx of cold air into Europe during WWI," Washington Post

"Climate Study Suggests Weather Anomaly Worsened World War I And The 1918 Flu Pandemic" Forbes

"Six-year deluge linked to Spanish flu, World War I deaths," Harvard Gazette

"How Climate Affects Pandemics," CBS, NBC, FOX

"Deadly impact of wet winters on WWI and Spanish flu victims" The Guardian

"異常気象がスペイン風邪の世界的流行の誘因だった? 研究結果" [Did extreme climate trigger a pandemic?] Newsweek

"A 'Climate Anomaly' Worsened World War I and the 1918 Flu Pandemic, New Research Suggests," Gizmodo

"Wie Regen und Kälte die Spanische Grippe 1918 beeinflusst haben," Euronews

"Unusual Climate Conditions Influenced WWI Mortality And Subsequent Spanish Flu Pandemic," Science Mag 

"The Unusual Relationship Between Climate and Pandemics," EOS (American Geophysical Union)

"Unusual climate conditions influenced WWI mortality and subsequent Spanish flu pandemic," American Association for the Advancement of Science

"Ice Core Research Reveals Climate Anomaly During WWI, 1918 Flu Epidemic" Harvard Crimson

"Covid-19 : une anomalie climatique réécrit la guerre de 1914-1918... et l'avenir de la pandémie" Futura Planète 

"Ice Core Offers Insight Into 20th-Century Spanish Flu Pandemic," Archaeology

"Humans Polluted the Air Much Earlier than Previously Thought," Smithsonian Magazine

"A 14th-century plague helped reveal just how long humans have polluted the planet," Popular Science Magazine

"Europe's Triumphs and Troubles are Written in Swiss Ice," New York Times

"We've been poisoning ourselves for the last 2000 years," The Guardian

"Quarantine" interview with NPR Science Friday's "Science Diction

"The culture of Earth Day" Harvard Gazette

"Alpine Ice Core Reveaks the Impact of the Economy on Pollution" The Independent 

"Humans are to blame for lead pollution: Study of glacial ice reveals the toxin was not present in the air when industry was brought to a standstill by the Black Death," Daily Mail

"Lead Pollution in Ancient Ice cores," Science Magazine

"Ice Cores Dating From The Black Death Challenge The Concept of 'Natural' Lead Levels" Science Alert

"How 2,000-year-old Roads Predict Modern-day Prosperity," The Washington Post (coverage of digital historical atlas of which I'm managing editor)

"Air Pollution from 12th Century Detected in Swiss Glacier." The Daily Mail

"An ice core reveals how profoundly the Black Death changed society," Forbes Magazine

"Europe's Lead Pollution Dropped to Zero Only Once in the Last 2000 Years: And All it Took Was the Black Death," Atlas Obscura

Protecting the Amazon Requires Changing Policy and Eating Less Beef,” Columbia University’s State of the Planet

"New Laser Technology Reveals Climate Change Will Induce of Stronger Saharan Dust Storms," Columbia University's GlacierHub

"Climate Change, Health and the Anthropocene: Why We Must Study the Past," Remedia

"Highest premodern lead pollution occurred 800 years ago,"

"Andamos a envenenar-nos há muito mais tempo do que imaginávamos," Visão (article in Google Translate)

"Lead Pollution Trapped in Greenland Ice Shows Rise and Fall of Ancient Societies,Newsweek

"Highest pre-modern lead pollution occurred 800 years ago." Archaeology News Network

"L'homme rejette du plomb dans l'atmosphère depuis au moins 2000 ans," Science et Vie

"Human Activity Has Polluted European Air for 2000 Years," Eos (American Geophysical Union)

"Lisboa prepara-se para receber “elite mundial” da exploração científica," [Lisbon prepares to receive "world elite" of scientific exploration] Observador

"Cohasset Announces Town-wide Earth Day Programs," WickedLocal

"Die Bleizeit," [The Lead Age] Süddeutsche Zeitung

"The Ongoing Tragedy of Lead in Our Lives," Harvard Gazette (coverage of the Lead Summit at Harvard, which I organized and where I presented)

"Congelado en su interior, un glaciar guarda rastros de la historia de Europa," [Frozen in its interior, a glacier keeps traces of the history of Europe] Clarín, The New York Times International Weekly 

"Harvard Study Challenges Assumptions of Natural Lead Levels," Harvard Gazette

"Die größte Wirtschaftskatastrophe der Geschichte," Der Spiegel

"Die Sünden der Alten," Frankfurter Allgemein

"Le plomb: une pollution ancienne," Journal de l'Environnement

"Bleigehalt: Nur die Pest sorgte für saubere Luft," Der Standard

"Analyse van ijskern onthult de waarheid over lood: "We zijn onszelf al 2.000 jaar aan het vergiftigen" [Analysis of ice core reveals the truth about lead: we've been poisoning ourselves for the last 2000 years] De Morgen

"SoHP and Climate Change Institute Awarded $.5M Arcadia Grant for Historical Ice Core Project," Harvard Gazette

"Ancient Rome's Collapse Written into Arctic Ice," The Atlantic

"La polución por plomo se depositó en los Alpes desde hace 2.000 años, según un estudio," [Lead pollution has been desposited in the Alpls for 2000 years, according to a study] Heraldo

"The Science of History," Harvard Magazine

"Climate Data Suggests Famine Worsened the Black Death," Archaeology


Related to organized events, conferences, teaching

"Did Climate Change Worsen the Black Death," Harvard GazetteJanuary 5, 2016

"Hamilton Takes Harvard," Harvard Law Record, Nov. 16, 2015

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