J. R. McNeill
John Robert McNeill
(born October 6, 1954) is an American environmental historian
, author, and professor at Georgetown University
. He is best known for "pioneering the study of environmental history". In 2000 he published ''Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-century World'', which argues that human activity during the 20th century led to environmental damage on an unprecedented scale.
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