This site is based upon my level two undergraduate module HIC2315 Past Actions, Present Woes: History and Anthropogenic Climate Change, which is taught by me each year at the University of Exeter, Penryn Campus. This is in turn based upon the collaborative HEA model syllabus produced by Rescue!History.

The module studies the history of climate change as an idea, the material origins of the so-called ‘anthropocene’, and the ways in which historical knowledge can critically inform contemporary responses to climate change.

This site builds on a combination of my own teaching materials, work produced by my students, and material freely available material from the internet. It is therefore under continual development. Our objective is that it become a freely available learning resource for all who might be interested in the historical dimensions and implications of climate change. We hope that you enjoy the course.