Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Davis interviewed on wildfire costs

Date: 
Tue, 11/02/2021

AirUCI faculty Steve Davis was interviewed for WSJM radio about his recent study investigating the costs of wildfires that was published in the journal Nature Sustainability.  His team found the cost of the 2018 wildfire season to have totaled about $150 billion in losses, amounting to .7 percent of the gross domestic product of the U.S.  As Steve said, “If we continue to have these kinds of wildfire seasons, the costs are going to maintain themselves.”  Read the story