SciLine Media Briefing on Wildfires: Climate Connections and Community Impacts

Event Date: 
September 1, 2021

Climate change is contributing to the increasing size and intensity of, and damage from, Western U.S. wildfires. SciLine's next media briefing will cover how climate, vegetation and other factors play a role in wildfire activity; how forest managers can assess vulnerability, and increase resilience, to wildfires; and what scientists know about the health effects of proximity to wildfires, including exposure to wildfire smoke. Three scientific experts will brief reporters and then take questions on the record.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 3:00 p.m. ET


  • Dr. Philip Higuera, University of Montana
  • Dr. Crystal Kolden, University of California Merced
  • Dr. Colleen Reid, University of Colorado Boulder
  • SciLine Director Rick Weiss will moderate the briefing.

Register for the briefing here.

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