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RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

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Faculty Sponsor Name

Uli Ingram

Disciplines

Geographic Information Sciences

Abstract (300 words maximum)

The State of California is exposed to multiple climate change impacts with sea-level rise and wildfires being two of main concern. Until recently, the state of California spent much of the time and resources focusing on sea-level rise exposure while devoting very little time studying future wildfire threats. During last couple of years, the state of California has seen devastating fires that impacted communities, wildlife, and the environment. Most of the wildfire impact occurs in rural areas in communities that may not always be equipped to return to normal. This project focuses on demonstrating the fact that future wildfires are predicted to impact counties that have high percent of families already living below poverty level making a “come back” much more challenging. The aim is to draw attention to the need to take action to prepare and adapt these vulnerable communities against future wildfire risks.

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, asynchronously via recorded video upload

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Future Wildfire and Sea-Level Rise Threat to California Families Living Below Poverty

The State of California is exposed to multiple climate change impacts with sea-level rise and wildfires being two of main concern. Until recently, the state of California spent much of the time and resources focusing on sea-level rise exposure while devoting very little time studying future wildfire threats. During last couple of years, the state of California has seen devastating fires that impacted communities, wildlife, and the environment. Most of the wildfire impact occurs in rural areas in communities that may not always be equipped to return to normal. This project focuses on demonstrating the fact that future wildfires are predicted to impact counties that have high percent of families already living below poverty level making a “come back” much more challenging. The aim is to draw attention to the need to take action to prepare and adapt these vulnerable communities against future wildfire risks.

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