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Webinar: Like Wildfire: How Climate Justice Should Change Disaster Response
Thursday, 14 October 2021, 3:00
Thursday, October 14, 2021. 3:00 PM. Webinar: Like Wildfire: How Climate Justice Should Change Disaster Response. Michael A. Mendez, University of California, Irvine. Sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Register here.
Sponsored by DBASSE and Issues in Science and Technology magazine, the 2021 Henry and Bryna David lecture will feature Dr. Michael A. Méndez, assistant professor of environmental planning and policy at the University of California, Irvine.
As climate change advances, communities across the United States are adapting to the increased threat of wildfires. Such disasters are expected to become more frequent and severe. In this lecture, Dr. Méndez explores why it is crucial to understand how these events amplify existing inequalities, and how to lessen the resulting harms, in particular for the most stigmatized populations, such as undocumented Latino/a and Indigenous migrants.