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Announcing... Mark Maslin and Rachel Schraer

Posted by QED at 4 August 2022, 09:23
Photo montage of Mark Maslin and Rachel Schraer

Professor Mark Maslin FRGS, FRSA is a Professor of Earth System Science at UCL and the Natural History Museum of Denmark. Mark is a leading scientist with particular interest in understanding climate change and the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. He has published over 180 papers in journals such as Science, Nature, and The Lancet. Mark has written 10 books and over 60 popular articles and regularly appears on radio and television. His books include ‘Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction’ (2021), ‘The Cradle of Humanity’ (2019), ‘The Human Planet’ with Simon Lewis (2018) and his latest book is ‘How to save our planet: the facts’ (2021).

Rachel Schraer is a senior reporter for BBC News, covering health and misinformation. She led the health team’s coverage of misinformation during the pandemic, highlighting claims about fertility targeting women and unproven treatments like vitamin D and ivermectin pushed by anti-vaxxers, and was then appointed as the first specialist health and disinformation reporter within the BBC’s fact-checking team.

Mark and Rachel will be speaking on the QED main stage as part of our packed weekend programme.

There are still further panels, podcasts, workshops and more to be announced – so pick up your QED ticket today, and we’ll see you in October!