Published: April 29, 2022
colloquium poster with title, time and silhouette of man walking toward wildfire

Michael Mendez
Assistant Professor   
School of Social Ecology
Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy
University of California, Irvine

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GUGG 205
Apr 29, 2022, 3:30 PM

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As climate change advances, communities across the United States are adapting to the increased threat of wildfires. Such disasters are expected to become more frequent and severe. In this lecture, Dr. Méndez explores why it is crucial to understand how these events amplify existing inequalities, and how to lessen the resulting harms, in particular for the most stigmatized populations, such as undocumented Latino/a and Indigenous migrants.

Dr. Michael Mendez is an assistant professor of environmental policy and planning at the University of California, Irvine and Visiting Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). 

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