Experts available to speak on wildfires in Hawaii and Canada

Wildfires in Hawaii and along the Alberta-Northwest Territories boundary have caused devastating destruction to communities. Western University has the following experts available to discuss the impact of climate change on wildfires and disaster response.

Climate change and wildfires

Gordon McBean
Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography and Environment

Areas of expertise: Climate change and wildfires, climate change science and policy, natural hazards-prediction and mitigation, weather and environmental prediction systems.

Disaster response and mitigation

Paul Kovacs
Executive Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

Areas of expertise: Wildfire-resilient construction, disaster safety and economic policy, disaster resilience and adaptation

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