REFLECT | Stephen Pyne: a brief history of wildfires


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What is the Pyrocene, and why do we need to tell a new narrative around fire? How did colonial forms of conservation disrupt Indigenous cultural burning practices, increasing the likelihood of eruptive, destructive fires today?

In light of wildfire season beginning again on the west coast of Turtle Island, we are resharing this pertinent conversation (ep281) with fire historian Stephen Pyne.

About Stephen Pyne

Stephen Pyne is an emeritus professor at Arizona State University and mostly a fire historian, who has written fire histories for America, Australia, Canada, and Europe (including Russia). The recently published Still-Burning Bush updates his fire survey of Australia.

The song featured in this episode is Only the Truth by Johanna Warren.

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