Firefighters battled nearly two dozen wildfires in California yesterday after a week of raging blazes blackened more than 1 million acres across the state. The rapidly spreading fire, which has killed five people, destroyed more than 1,000 structures and forced thousands to flee, is the result of hotter temperatures, less dependable precipitation and snowpack that melts sooner leading to drier soil and parched vegetation, shows how climate change is affecting the nation’s most populous state.
As wildfires around the world burn hotter, longer, and more frequently as a result of climate change, the damage to the microbial communities in soil is only just coming to light. Desertification will have serious ecological and economic consequences and is one of the many climate change risk factors that Riskthinking.ai prices to induce better mitigation and adaptation responses.
On the heels of an unprecedented wildfire season, climate is yet again a hot topic in Australia. In a new study, researchers examine the performance and projections of the latest generation of global climate models for the Australian continent.
We agree that it’s time for governments to take action on climate to avoid the worst consequences of disasters like the bushfires that hit Australia, but they need the right tools – like the scenarios tools developed by riskthinking. AI- to be able to properly assess and respond to climate related risks.