Opinion Articles

H&P encourages historians to use their expertise to shed light on issues of the day. If you are interested in submitting an opinion piece for publication, please see our editorial guidelines. We currently have 255 Opinion Articles listed by date and they are all freely searchable by theme, author or keyword.


Green Brexit: a historical perspective

Mitya Pearson notes the government's plans for a "Green Brexit" and outlines the history of environmental governance in the UK - successful and unsuccessful.

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Wars on waste, then and now

Henry Irving finds a precedent for today's proposed measures against plastic waste in Second World War recycling and salvage - but will the public respond today with the same willingness?

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A new Home Front? Anthropogenic climate change and the limits of historical example

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Cancun Summit: why are we not taking action on global warming?

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Choosing your history: Wave energy development in the UK

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Slavery and climate change: lessons to be learned

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Car scrapping scheme could learn from green victories of the past

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The Energy Bill - tinkering while the planet burns?

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