Fiery Debates

May 13, 2021 - 6:00 PM
HMSC Science on Tap

Echo Mountain fire.\Photo courtesy of Lincoln County.

You have to pour your own, but the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap casual lecture series continues, pandemic or no pandemic. 

Next up, “Fiery Debates,” a discussion about wildfires and what to do about them by Erica Fleishman, director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.  The event takes place on Thursday, May 13, at 6 p.m.

In 2020, virtually all communities in Oregon were affected by wildfires, whether they were under evacuation orders, accommodated people who were displaced, or were exposed to unhealthy air. There is scientific consensus that climate change, weather, and human activities and infrastructure are increasing the size and frequency of wildfires throughout the western United States. However, there is scientific and societal debate about trade-offs among potential methods for increasing resilience to wildfires and reducing the risks of undesirable wildfires. Among the many such methods are changes in land use, removal of vegetation, and revisions to building codes. Hoist a beverage of your choice and join a discussion about how science and society can respond to the changing dynamics of wildfire. 

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