In this bonus episode of Cool Facts About Animals, we interview Kathryn Olivarius, a professor of history at Stanford University who studies the spread of diseases through mosquitoes, particularly yellow fever in the southern United States in the 1800s.
We talk about:
- what diseases mosquitoes spread
- the ethics of wiping out mosquito populations
- the effects of climate change on mosquitoes (hint – it’s not good for us humans, but it’s great for mosquitoes!)
- and what kids can do to try to dial back climate change.
Check it out here, and make sure to listen to our regularly-scheduled episode on mosquitoes, which should already be in your feed.
Thanks as always for listening!