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Dagomar Degroot
Professor of Environmental History, Georgetown University

Dagomar Degroot is professor of environmental history at Georgetown University. His most recent book is The Frigid Golden Age: Climate Change, the Little Ice Age, and the Dutch Republic, 1560–1720 (2018). He lives in Washington, DC.

Written by Dagomar Degroot