Are there different regional flavours of environmental history? Marc Hall, a historian affiliated to the University of Zurich, considers this question adding a transatlantic view to this episode in the podcast. In addition he argues that environmental history has moved beyond the question of how we got into the environmental problems that we are facing at present. Now environmental historians consider how and why people have changed ecosystems and how in return the environment changes people in the way they act and think. This opens up a new way of looking at history and the interaction between humanity and nature. But what is the future of the field?

This is part three of a four-part series of podcasts investigating the nature, methods and challenges of environmental history.