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Adapting to the New Age of Wildfire

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Maui, Greece, Canada, the Western U.S. — across the globe, wildfires are increasing in frequency, size, and severity. Between fire and smoke, few communities are insulated from impacts. Extraordinary events like these will likely become the new normal due to climate change. We are entering uncharted fire territory.

On September 20 at 7pm ET, join Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for a science conversation exploring how wildfires are transforming landscapes and communities, with a focus on the power of predictive science to address the fire crisis. Topics to be explored include: impacts to air and water resources, fire-driven shifts in ecosystems, breaking the climate change-fire feedback loop, and how advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and computing can inform stewardship and management that reduce wildfire risk.

This event will feature Cary President Dr. Joshua Ginsberg in conversation with Dr. Winslow Hansen, forest ecologist at Cary and Director of the Western Fire and Forest Resilience Collaborative, which brings together ten premier research teams to advance a fire science agenda co-developed with decision makers. By weaving together fieldwork, remote sensing data, and state-of-the-art modeling, the Collaborative will ensure the best science guides fire policy, management, and community adaptation.

Interested in how predictive fire ecology can address the unfolding fire crisis? Join the discussion. The event will include a Q&A, and attendees can also submit questions in advance.

Held at WNYC’s Greene Space (44 Charlton St, NY, NY). Registration via EventBrite required. Doors open at 6:30pm. Free and open to all; donations appreciated. There is also a virtual option; login information shared once registered.





This event is funded in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.