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Episode 26: Paul Chamberlin – 25 Year Veteran Smoke Jumper

Published September 28, 2018 | Posted in Podcast, Podcast Morning Show

Veteran Smokejumper and Interchange X-Change Panelist, Paul Chamberlin sat down with his nephew, Tate Chamberlin. His 25 years of service in an age of evolving science gives Paul a unique view on if forest fires can be managed. As Tate searches for the answer, he discovers how it feels when a noble idea stops being noble in hind site. Why we must adapt to new discoveries despite how it may contradict our pre-existing beliefs. And, how everything, including a devastating forest fire, can be both useful and “good”. This while exploring his uncle’s fears, his place in the brotherhood of Smokejumpers, and his view on Climate Change Deniers.

Photos by: Ben Johnson

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