Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Wu-Masri article featured in Bridging the Gap

Date: 
Mon, 11/15/2021

An article written by AirUCI faculty Jun Wu describes the variety of health risks exacerbated by climate change and associated environmental justice issues.  Extreme heat, more frequent and extreme weather events, and rising sea levels all combine to degrade air and water quality, threaten food supplies, and displace millions of people.  Along with AirUCI research specialist Shahir Masri in her group, Jun studied the effects of wildfires on different populations and further found that elderly and low-income residents suffered a disproportionate share of the fires’ impacts.  Read the article