Masri, Wu authors on article in Climate journal

Along with researchers at UC Davis, AirUCI faculty Jun Wu and Shahir Masri, an AirUCI research specialist in her group, have published an article in Climate that shows how the correlation between high temperatures and airborne particle concentrations disproportionately affect lower income residents.  Periods of high summer heat combined with inhalable particles such as those generated by wildfires affect residents in remote, lower income communities more than people with better access to information.  “Among low-income households, many lack computers and even internet, rendering them less able to become informed about, and therefore prepare for an approaching wildfire or smoke plume.  In some cases, such platforms publish news before traditional media channels,” said Shahir. Read the article

Friday, October 21, 2022