Preparing for 2021 Fire Season
BayCAN conducted a timely webinar “Fire Season: The PSPS, Microgrids, COVID-19 and More” on June 22nd featuring experts from the Climate Center, the Center for Sustainable Energy, and PG&E. BayCAN’s Bruce Riordan framed the webinar discussion with a PPT on how climate change is creating the conditions for many more large and destructive fires in California.
See the webinar recording here and check out these additional materials:
Two recent articles on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the 2020 fire season:
A letter to Governor Newsom from 18 California organizations urging much stronger action on community resilience and microgrids to deal with worsening wildfire conditions and the economic recovery from the COVID emergency.
A new study on wildfires in a changing California climate that will see reduced rainfall in fall and therefore a longer and more dangerous fire season.