ISGP Podcast: Playing with Fire

We all know that California is famous for its wildfires, but did you know that the northern and southern halves of the state experience fire differently? What are the distinct drivers of fire in NorCal and SoCal, and how does drought fit into the picture? Debaters discussed all this and more (including how policies to prevent fire must address northern and southern California separately) during the debate of the paper written by Dr. Jon Keeley, Research Ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey at the Western Ecological Research Center in Sequoia–Kings Canyon Field Station at Three Rivers, California.  Keeley also is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).   The paper, titled Global Warming and Future Fire Regimes was part of an Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP) conference, convened in partnership with California State University, Sacramento, on Water and Fire: Impacts of Climate Change on April 10-11, 2016 in Sacramento, California. For more podcasts, visit ISGP’s The Forum.