The levels of carbon currently in the Earth's atmosphere are unprecedented in the historical and geological records. Still, the climate crisis does have a history.
Experiences of trauma and resilience, policies of prevention and response: Americans' ways of dealing with meteorological calamity.
How Americans have understood epidemics, from the Columbian Exchange to COVID-19.
1918 Flu Pandemic
Its public health implications in 1918-19, and the way it's been remembered in the years since.
COVID-19 in History
Living through a momentus time has prompted many reflections on what the past has to teach us about why the pandemic took the shape that it did – and how we can better respond to it.
An exhibit about some of the ways that pursuits in the natural and physical sciences have helped Americans understand their world.