Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Randerson quoted in MIT Technology Review

Tue, 07/27/2021

AirUCI faculty James Randerson is quoted in an MIT Technology Review article on the effects of wildfires in carbon storage.  Climate change is making wildfires worse in most forested areas of the globe, he says, and fires, droughts, insect infestations, and shifting climate conditions will convert major parts of California’s forests into shrublands.  Among other impacts, that will clearly complicate the state’s reliance on its lands to capture and store carbon through its forestry offsets program and other climate efforts.  Read the article