California Burning: A multimedia project

Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio (NPR)

This multimedia resource provides an overview of wildfire risk and response to the risk in California. Text, video, images, and data are used to discuss how drought and overgrowth of forests play a role in megafires and provide a glimpse into fire policy and fire supression efforts from the past, to current, and looking to the future. The resource also touches on technology and other preparations that are being used to reduce the risk for megafire occurrence and to minimize, to the extent possible, damage from megafires.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Public policy, Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Public policy , Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Drought, Environmental Science:Policy, Natural Hazards:Wildfires, Environmental Science:Forest Resources, Sustainability, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Special Interest: Hazards, Data, models, or simulations, Sustainability
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Public Policy, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Sustainability, Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science