Environment Content https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/ Environment Content for Climate Adaptation Research Center en Media Advisory: ‘UC Davis LIVE’ on Mitigating Wildfire Hazards for Homes and Communities https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/news/media-advisory-uc-davis-live-mitigating-wildfire-hazards-homes-and-communities <p><em>Written by Andy Fell, September 27, 2021</em></p> <p>Sept. 30, 11 a.m. — Fire has always been part of the Western landscape, but the fire season gets longer and more severe every year. So far this year, California has seen four of the largest wildfires in its history, and the Dixie Fire, the second-largest in state history, is still burning after two months. </p> <p>Fire is part of our future. What can we do to protect homes, neighborhoods and communities and make them more resilient to fire hazards? Hear from two UC Davis experts on these and related questions Sept. 30. </p> September 28, 2021 - 8:01am Sandra Hall https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/news/media-advisory-uc-davis-live-mitigating-wildfire-hazards-homes-and-communities Dr. Chu is Chapter Lead for Fifth National Climate Assessment https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/news/dr-chu-chapter-lead-fifth-national-climate-assessment <p>Climate change has recently been reaffirmed as human-driven in the recently released <a href="https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/">Working Group 1 contribution</a> to the Sixth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (<a href="https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/events/ipcc-sixth-assessment-report-major-takeaways-and-implications-climate-adaptation-action"><em>which our adaptation experts will be discussing virtually on August 30th</em></a>). It is vital that our communities are given the right information to begin to adapt to these changes.</p> August 23, 2021 - 3:01pm Sandra Hall https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/news/dr-chu-chapter-lead-fifth-national-climate-assessment How to predict and manage California's fire risk in a changing climate https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/news/how-predict-and-manage-californias-fire-risk-changing-climate <p>This year, wildfires in California have burned a record 4.2 million acres, damaged or destroyed over 10,000 structures and killed 35 people — and the season hasn’t even concluded. The situation has become increasingly dire, with six of the top 20 wildfires in state history taking place this year, including the largest wildfire on record. California’s top wildfire and climate researchers are responding to this incredible challenge, but they are also realizing there is a need to take a more collaborative, holistic and proactive approach to their work.</p> January 04, 2021 - 8:52am Sandra Hall https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/news/how-predict-and-manage-californias-fire-risk-changing-climate CBA14: The 14th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/blog/cba14-14th-international-conference-community-based-adaptation-climate-change Key themes and messages are highlighted from the 14th International Conference (CBA14) on Community-based Adaptation to climate change, which was held virtually from September 21-25, 2020. Peter Nguyen, a Ph.D. student in Geography at the University of California, Davis summarizes key learnings and experiences from this conference. December 28, 2020 - 10:33am Sandra Hall https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/blog/cba14-14th-international-conference-community-based-adaptation-climate-change Leading Climate Adaptation since 2016! https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/news/leading-climate-adaptation-2016 <p>While 2020 has brought a myriad of challenges to the world, the UC Davis Climate Adaptation Research Center has continued to pursue research that can support the communities affected by our changing climate. Co-Director Dr. Eric Chu's work has stood out to several renowned journals and is being recognized for his well-supported analyses.</p> December 16, 2020 - 11:03am Sandra Hall https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/news/leading-climate-adaptation-2016 Premature death from cross-state air pollution decreases from 53% to 41% https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/news/premature-death-cross-state-air-pollution-decreases-53-41 <p>It’s widely known through the Air Quality Research Center that outdoor air pollution leads to untimely deaths throughout the world, however, a recent publication by <a href="https://aqrc.ucdavis.edu/people/erwan-monier">Dr. Erwan Monier</a>, Associate Professor of Climate Change Impacts in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, and associates demonstrated that many of these deaths are a result of cross-state air pollution. </p> August 26, 2020 - 1:44pm Sandra Hall https://climateadaptation.ucdavis.edu/news/premature-death-cross-state-air-pollution-decreases-53-41