Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Fire This Time: Causes and Consequences of California Wildfires


Free for Members/Members-ONLY Event
Date/Time: Thu. Nov. 4th        2:00 – 3:30
Instructor:Kenneth Verosub, PhD, professor emeritus geophysics, UC Davis
Location: Online


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Course Description

Much of the year in California is now “wildfire season”. Why have these wildfires become so frequent, intense, costly and increasingly deadly? The simple answer is global climate change, but there are complications. Dr. Verasub offers expert insight as to the impact of global climate change on the factors that trigger and fuel wildfires in California; the difficulties of responding to modern conflagrations, as well as elements of the equation that are not directly related to climate change. Dr. Verosub will also address what public policies are needed, help us assess how great the threat of wildfire is in our own region, and give us the best advice on ways to prepare for what we face.  Here’s a lecture that just might be a lifesaver.   


Event Details

Date: 2021-11-04

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.



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