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Weather towers like this one in a park in Vienna were a popular way for the 19th-century public to track the influence of weather on their lives. Source: Wikimedia

The 19th-century tumult over climate change – and why it matters today

Climate science in the computer age is the pursuit of elite scientists. A historian of science sees an upside to the popular, participatory approach of studying changes to the climate from the 19th century.
Look both ways! Public education was the only thing policy makers did to help the rising number of pedestrians killed by cars. Staged image from Ontario Safety League 1923 safety campaign. City of Toronto Archives

Death by street – Toronto’s ongoing problems with the automobile

Torontonians have been experiencing pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities since the advent of the automobile. The one way to stop the deaths is to ban cars but since that won’t happen, what can be done?
A statue of Henry David Thoreau in front of a replica of his cabin in Concord, Massachusetts. Chris Devers

Henry David Thoreau’s views of 19th-century media resonate today

Thoreau spent his life pursuing the ‘hard bottom’ of truth. But he confronted a sensationalist newspaper industry that, in many ways, mimicked today’s media environment.

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