Wildfire #466

March 23, 2018

This week we're talking about fire: in particular, wildfires. How they spread and how we manage them, but also the deeper history of wildfires on our planet and how they've been shaping our world for a long, long time. We speak with Andrew Scott, Emeritus Professor of Geology at Royal Holloway, University of London, about his book "Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time", learning about wildfire on our planet now and in deep history. And we catch up with Caroline Weinberg, interm executive director of the March for Science organization, about this year's march on April 14.


  • Andrew Scott
  • Caroline Weinberg
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Guest Bios

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott is Emeritus Professor of Geology and a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has co-authored and edited several academic books on fire, most recently "Fire on Earth: An Introduction" with David Bowman, William Bond, Stephen Pyne, and Martin Alexander. His newest book is called "Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time". He appears regularly on radio and television science programmes.

Caroline Weinberg

Caroline Weinberg, MD, MPH is a New York City Based health educator and researcher with a focus on health literacy and access to care in low resource settings. She has worked with a wide range of organizations, from small tech startups to large public health initiatives in the US and internationally. Caroline has developed, established and run several educational and advocacy programs focused on confronting social determinants to health. She is the interm Executive Director of the March for Science organization.