Climate Change, Wildfires, and the Impacts on Health
Woods Institute for the Environment
Precourt Institute for Energy
Center for Sustainability Data Science
This seminar will be held exclusively on Zoom at this link and requires a SUnet ID. For seminar info & non-Stanford access, please contact dfong [at] stanford.edu.
About the Seminar Series
In recent years, wildfire has gone from an infrequent and distant news item to a centerstage issue spanning many consecutive weeks for urban and suburban communities. Frequent wildfires are changing everyday lives for California in numerous ways — from public safety power shutoffs to hazardous air quality — that seemed inconceivable as recently as 2015. Moreover, elevated wildfire risk in the western United States (and similar climates globally) is here to stay into the foreseeable future.
In this nine-session, winter quarter seminar series, co-sponsored by the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford Sustainability Data Science, and Woods Institute for the Environment, we will hear from a spectrum of researchers, decision-makers, and industry experts on some important issues and challenges related to wildland fires.
This seminar series is also intended as a springboard for students interested in participating in Spring Quarter's Big Earth Hackathon: Wildland Fire Challenge. Attendees can expect to hear about some of the most pressing wildfire-related problems requiring innovative solutions.