Fire, Extreme Rainfall, and Debris Flows: Cascading Disasters in a Changing Climate - Impacts of Climate Change in California and The West

5/8/2021; 52 minutes

As the climate warms across the globe, California is faced with adapting to a range of climate-related challenges - from drought to increased wildfire activity, to more extreme rain events. Many of these climate change phenomena work in concert to trigger catastrophic events such as post-wildfire debris flows like the one that devastated Montecito, California in January 2018. Join Scripps meteorologist Nina Oakley to learn how research is helping us understand, anticipate, and prepare for these cascading disasters in our new climate reality. Recorded on 04/12/2021. (#36729)

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