Climate and colonialism

  title={Climate and colonialism},
  author={Martin Mahony and Georgina H. Endfield},
  journal={Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change},
  • M. Mahony, G. Endfield
  • Published 1 March 2018
  • Art, History
  • Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Recent years have seen a growth in scholarship on the intertwined histories of climate, science, and European imperialism. Scholarship has focused both on how the material realities of climate shaped colonial enterprises, and on how ideas about climate informed imperial ideologies. Historians have shown how European expansion was justified by its protagonists with theories of racial superiority, which were often closely tied to ideas of climatic determinism. Meanwhile, the colonial spaces… 
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