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Mikael Wolfe: Extreme Weather and the Mexican Revolution – Historical Reality and Perception

Humanities 1, Room 210 1156 high st, Santa cruz, CA, United States

Speaker, Mikael Wolfe, presents recently published research that combines environmental history and historical climatology to examine the relationship between extreme weather events, especially drought and frost, and the origins of the Mexican Revolution. His findings suggest that inaccurate and misleading weather reporting—what he calls “politico-environmental” coverage—by a variety of newspapers throughout the country was as […]