The Drought Task Force’s rapid response will help us understand the ongoing drought’s causes, how our science is helping us understand the drought, to what extent climate change is playing a role, and how the event may evolve.
With warming temperatures and severe droughts, the state of California has seen an increase in fire activity. Due to rising global temperatures, this upward trend is expected to continue in areas with available fuel, stressing the need for reliable estimates of future fire statistics.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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