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New Mexico’s Evolving Droughts & Wildfire Threats

January 7, 2022Park Williams is a bioclimatologist who studies drought and wildfire in the western United States. He spoke with correspondent Laura Paskus about today’s ongoing drought and how it compares and contrasts with droughts in the ancient past. The two also talked about wildfire in the West and how climate change and warmer temperatures affect fire season and landscapes. Williams is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at UCLA.

Correspondent: Laura Paskus

Guest: Park Williams, associate professor, Department of Geography, UCLA

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