Dr. John Abatzoglou and Dr. LeRoy Westerling talk about how climate action, public awareness, and adaptation planning could lessen the impact of California forest fires Story Transcript Dharna Noor: Welcome back to the Real News. We’re here speaking about the deadliest wildfires in California’s history, which have claimed at least 40 lives, and another 75,000 […]
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Dr. LeRoy Westerling is Associate Professor of Management at UC Merced and Co-Director of the Center for Climate Communication. His research interests include applied climatology and seasonal forecasting for wildfire management, climate change impacts on wildfire and related aspects of mountain hydrology, paleo reconstructions of climate-wildfire interactions, and simulation of extreme events for risk assessment and adaptation planning.