Climate Change, Wildfires, and Flooding: What Does the Future Hold?

In my latest article for Environmental Health Perspectives, I cover new EPA-funded research estimating future impacts of wildfire smoke and flooding across the United States in 2050 and 2090 under "high" and "moderate" warming scenarios. Among their findings are that nearly 10 million more people will be exposed to smoke in 2090 under the high- versus moderate-warming scenario; and that in both 2050 and 2090, an additional one-third of the country’s population will live in areas affected by larger and more frequent inland flooding under the high- versus moderate-warming scenario. Read the full article here and look here for the original study.

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