NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. MILLER: So if you think about those numbers, that means lots of people have moved into what we call the wildland-urban interface, which is awful. More than 3 million acres have burned in California this year. We're also driving the destruction that we're now seeing because we've moved into areas that historically have burned. One of the fires up in the Central Sierra moved 15 miles in an afternoon. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Char Miller, Director of … Warmer, drier conditions also contribute to the spread of the mountain pine beetle and other insects that can weaken or kill trees, building up the fuels in a forest. Like, you can't outrace fires. There are 3,000 firefighters working across the state. Since 2000, 14 forest fires in the United States have caused at least $1 billion in damages each, mainly from the loss of homes and infrastructure, along with firefighting costs. And that's just south of Portland. Climate change causes forest fuels (the organic matter that burns and spreads wildfire) to be more dry, and has doubled the number of large fires between 1984 and 2015 in the western United States. MARTIN: Char Miller - he is the director of environmental analysis at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. We appreciate it. This includes mountain glaciers, ice sheets … It's called Cressman's. HALL: You know, when I had talked to him, it seemed like we were all on the same page that everything was going to be OK. And then it wasn't. effects of changing fire regimes on the carbon cycle, forest structure, and species composition (13). So when wind starts picking up the desiccated plants, the fuel is burning, and then it's moving quickly. Increasing resources allocated to firefighting and fire prevention. This graphic from the Fourth National Climate Assessment shows the growth in large wildfires throughout the West. There is a strong connection between climate change and wildfires. LEVINSON: And so to give you an idea of how fast things are changing, while I was there talking to people, the evacuation zone actually shifted, and the shelter was suddenly elevated to a Level 2, which means prepare to leave. MARTIN: Armando Mendoza (ph) was visiting family in Oroville in Northern California when strong winds sent flames racing towards town. We're going to get the bigger picture now from Char Miller. MILLER: This has been going on for 40 years. The use of prescribed fire and mechanical treatments in the upper montane forests are projected to be moderately effective in mitigating potential climate change impacts by reducing the fire extent and severity . Climate change causes forest fuels (the organic matter that burns and spreads wildfire) to be more dry, and has doubled the number of large fires between 1984 and 2015 in the western United States. And one of the ways you can see this is in housing. In some cases, forests can recover from a disturbance. Impacts from climate change are happening now. Removing fuels, such as dead trees, from forests that are at risk. You know, the photographs - and I've taken my share of this dystopic imagery - we call that summer, right? CAL FIRE's Climate & Energy Program The increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is contributing to global warming and other climate changes. Copyright © 2020 NPR. In 2019, wildfires caused an estimated $4.5 billion in damages in California and Alaska. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Jonathan Levinson has been covering the fires. Climate change will affect certain groups more than others, particularly groups located in vulnerable areas and the poor, young, old, or sick. We don't know. Fires also add carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas — into the atmosphere, which can in turn amplify climate change, Gleick says. Taken as a whole, the range of published evidence indicates that the net damage costs of climate change are likely to be significant and to increase over time. I barely made it out of there. The purpose of this study was to quantify the expected change in current boreal fire regimes by the end of this century, and to compare differences in future continental fire regimes. Why is this happening right now, Char? And my buddies were behind me. This fact sheet overviews strategies …, View Details Thank you so much for being here this morning. But let's start with the southwest and west drying out. NOAA estimates the total costs of wildfires in 2017 and 2018 to be more than $40 billion. The number of heatwaves observed in 2011 and 2012 were triple the long-term average, and require planning for economic, health and …, View Details Climate change impacts on forestry and a shift in production preferences (e.g., toward a wider use of biofuels) will translate into social and economic impacts through the relocation of forest economic activity. MILLER: I don't think - well, see, that's the problem, right? And so policy doesn't change that rapidly. The decline is due to an increased human presence creating new cropland and roads that serve as fire breaks and motivate the local population to fight these smaller fires… Alex spoke with the owner, Ty Gillett. HALL: I said, Ty, this is Alex Hall, the reporter from KQED who interviewed you yesterday. MARTIN: All right. I got caught in the middle of the Bear Fire. So we've got heavy winds. GILLETT: We've set up pumps and hoses. Human-induced climate change promotes the conditions on which wildfires depend, increasing their likelihood -- according to a review of research on global climate change and wildfire risk. Between Wednesday and Thursday, it came about 10 miles closer. Thank you. And immediately, my throat and nose could smell the woodsmoke. The 2017 wildfire season was well above average, with deadly fires in California and throughout the West, including Montana, Oregon, and Washington state. So that's, like, 20 miles from Portland. The urgency for adaptation is highlighted by projections from the three reports produced by the IPCC in 2007 (IPCC 2007). The 2018 wildfire season went on to also break records as the deadliest and most destructive season on record in California. But what that changing climate is doing while it's drying out this region is also producing the kind of energy - literally fire energy - that we're watching every single moment. Many also think of the larger implications of climate change. Effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves. 1. So it isn't just that human beings are helping to drive climate change with our emissions of one form or another. I hope you and your family are OK. And he said, still got a lot of stuff to process; lost our house last night, too. He rushed to evacuate. She saw photos of a pile of smoldering rubble and she sent Gillett a text. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Methods The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record. That is totally unheard of, which means you can't really evacuate. Do the fires represent a real threat there? Jonathan Levinson of Oregon Public Broadcasting, we appreciate your reporting on all this. All these factors have strong direct or indirect ties to climate variability and climate change. It tells us a great deal about the next decade and beyond. They leave behind long-lasting changes on the ground, and those changes also have effects on the climate.Over the course of several decades after a big fire, emissions from decomposing dead wood often surpass by far the direct emissions from the fire itself. The risk of wildfire is expected to grow across the United States due to reduced precipitation in some regions, and higher temperatures caused by climate change. ARMANDO MENDOZA: I got caught in a fire. Global climate change impacts on temperature and precipitation are influencing the frequency of extreme climatic events and requiring large-scale emergency preparedness and response in the U.S. This …, View Details They were at a makeshift shelter at a community college parking lot when I spoke to them. She and her husband had to evacuate their home in nearby Molalla. In this study, we assess potential changes in fire weather conditions for the contiguous United States using the Haines Index (HI), a fire weather index that has been employed operationally to detect atmospheric conditions favorable for large and erratic fire behavior. Research shows that changes in climate that create warmer, drier conditions, increased drought, and a longer fire season are boosting these increases in wildfire risk. People are living under orange skies amid ashes. They have no idea where the fire is exactly. Increasing the space between structures and nearby trees and brush, and clearing space between neighboring houses. And then beyond that, you kind of just accept it for what it is. We've cut down a lot of trees. We know that they're fire zones, and yet we keep building in them. I mean, are we seeing a progression that every season is worse? In these cases, the new species of vegetation that colonize the area create a new type of forest. More than 10% of Oregon's residents have evacuated. ALEX HALL, BYLINE: And I came to a general store and gas station that's been here for well over a hundred years. And we can tie lots of this to changing climate, of course. I am so, so sorry to hear about your business. I mean, did policymakers, did, you know, local leaders - did they see this coming this year? The black lines are fitted trend lines. Studies of the effects of climate change on forests have focused mainly on projected changes in temperature and precipitation, and some attention to the effects of drought. That seems to be the state of mind that I found most of the people I've interviewed so far. As every firefighter is saying, that they're moving at a speed they're not - they're not used to fighting fire at this rate. He said the flames were getting closer. Accuracy and availability may vary. The impact of twenty-first century climate change on wildland fire danger in the western United States: An applications perspective. Across the Pacific Coast states, at least 14 people are dead. And, in fact, Oregon is having what in Southern California we call the Santa Ana winds, and they don't tend to get those. While fire activity has gotten worse in northern latitude forests, research conducted by Randerson and Morton has shown that despite climate conditions that favor fires, the number of fires in grassland and savanna ecosystems worldwide are declining, contributing to an overall decline in global burned area. And they had to leave so quickly on Tuesday that they didn't pack anything, not even their medication. I spoke to Nancy Price (ph). And yet, the size of it and the speed with which these fires are moving - that's the other thing that's just really mind-blowing. Alex Hall, a reporter with our member station KQED, was driving through dense smoke that hung over Highway 168 near Shaver Lake. And we know that there's a fire season every year, but this really is just so exceptional. INSKEEP: Two hundred eighty miles south of there, near Fresno, California's Creek Fire grew to more than 175,000 acres on Thursday. Wildfires have burned in six states on the west coast. The hotter weather increases the incidence of lightning, the major cause of naturally occurring biomass burning. Drought’s far-reaching impacts can ripple through communities, regions, watersheds, economies and ecosystems. He's the director of environmental analysis at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. And he has spent a long time studying wildfires. These disturbances can reduce forest productivity and change the distribution of tree species. Climate change could alter the frequency and intensity of forest disturbances such as insect outbreaks, invasive species, wildfires, and storms. So what is driving all these explosive wildfires, and how much does climate change factor into it? These effects are likely to impact the health of California forests and rangelands, the goods and services they provide, and the well-being of people who inhabit and use them. Climate change is this long-term process. CHAR MILLER: Oh, it's my great pleasure. Thank you so much for taking the time today. They were getting burned and everything. (SOUNDBITE OF SLEEP DEALER'S "THE WAY HOME"). MARTIN: I mean, can you explain - you mentioned climate change as a driver... MARTIN: ...Here. It has a lot of history. The findings of the MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, released in the Medical Journal of Australia today, demonstrate the need for urgent action from the Australian Government to limit the health risks of rising temperatures.. On average, annual exposure to extreme-level fire danger days has increased by 30 days since 2001. MARTIN: Can you say whether this is just the norm now? Climate change and a "thirsty atmosphere" will bring more extreme wildfire danger and multi-year droughts to Nevada and California by the end … That's almost double what burns in an average fire season. effects on regional circulation and other atmospheric patterns that affect fire weather (12). They know the fire is getting close to their homes. MARTIN: So why is that happening - just because everything's so arid, it's just... MARTIN: ...It's just spreading quicker, or the winds, or all of it? Download (pdf, 633 KB), Climate change is contributing to more frequent, severe, and longer heat waves during summer months across the United Sates. It's a mix of rural and suburban communities. In southern Oregon alone, an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 homes have been lost. They don't know what they're going back to. And so suddenly, people who had already evacuated their homes were getting ready to evacuate the shelter. And so as much as we might all say climate change, that actually doesn't seem to appear. TY GILLETT: We're trying to save the store and get prepared for when the fire gets here. The massive scale of the Amazon rainforest as a carbon sink gives it a significant influence on the global carbon cycle. Thank you. How climate change is fueling record-breaking California wildfires, heat and smog Smoke and haze from wildfires hovered Thursday over San Francisco, as much of … The impacts of climate change on fire regimes will not be consistent across the boreal region with some areas experiencing greater change than others. Climate change may threaten people's jobs and livelihoods. For much of the U.S. West, projections show that an average annual 1 degree C temperature increase would increase the median burned area per year as much as 600 percent in some types of forests. Wildfire has far-reaching impacts that can ripple through communities, regions, watersheds, and ecosystems. Research shows that changes in climate that create warmer, drier conditions, increased drought, and a longer fire season are boosting these increases in wildfire risk. A friend outside San Francisco told me it feels like the apocalypse. Download (pdf, 1 MB), Across the United States, the risk of drought is expected to grow due to reduced precipitation and higher temperatures caused by climate change. And fire officials say things are moving so fast that they don't have a good estimate. Throughout history there are examples of societal collapse associated with regional changes in climate, ranging from the decline of the Maya in Mexico (linked to drought) to the disappearance of the Viking community from Greenland in the fifteenth century (linked to decreasing temperatures). It's now about 6 miles from the southern edge of the city. Can you tell us what you have seen as you've been out reporting? One of the striking things about every single one of these fires are the large numbers of people who are being evacuated - what is it, 500,000 in Oregon? Climate change heats up fire risk in Oregon's forests ... making them more prone to fire. Floods, the most common and deadly natural disasters in the U.S., will likely … This is not - this is an apocalypse to be sure, but I think it's the norm. Relatively few studies have focused on the potential effects of future climate change and land-use change on future forest fire occurrence, fire danger, and fire behavior, despite the fact that fire has been recognized as one of the dominant disturbances in forests of the … However, droughts and fire, resulting partially from deforestation and fragmentation and partially from global climate patterns threaten to create a “dieback” scenario where the forest no longer functions as a carbon sink. Climate change is expected to alter the frequency and severity of atmospheric conditions conducive for wildfires. MARTIN: It's like a local landmark there in the mountains with a little bakery inside, rows of framed black-and-white photos hanging on the wall. Portland Fire and Rescue spokesperson said that right now, there's no danger to the city. MARTIN: Right. HALL: A lot of people keep saying, it is what it is. You can see it. INSKEEP: The next morning, Alex woke up and learned that Cressman's General Store was gone. The report tracks progress against 12 … And in the northern part of the state, no one's been able to get back to their towns to assess the damage. Cities are uniquely sensitive to many impacts, especially extreme weather impacts. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information. and life as a result of climate change Concerted global action is needed to enable developing countries to adapt to the effects of climate change that are happening now and will worsen in the future. In other cases, existing species may shift their range or die out. And we don't have massive fires. Recent studies suggest a doubling of area burned along with a 50% increase in fire occurrence in parts of the circumboreal by the end of this century. Fire activity is strongly linked to weather, and increased fire activity due to climate change is anticipated or arguably has already occurred. Developing recovery plans before a fire hits, and implementing plans quickly after a fire to reduce erosion, limit flooding, and minimize habitat damage. But life on the ground is lived at the moment, not in the long term. MARTIN: This is a big question, but it's really the most important. It was pretty crazy. Past forest and fire management practices often exacerbate wildfire risk. MENDOZA: The flames were, like, 50, 60 feet high. For some, it can seem like the world is on fire. The expectation is that it will continue across the rest of this century. Soja said she hopes the wildfires in Russia prompt the country to support efforts to mitigate climate change. They're on motorcycles. Let's just call it the fire zone. You know, there - the logic is, wind, fuel, heat. Land use and forest management do affect wildfire risk. And that's what we're seeing. Understanding climate-fire-vegetation interactions is essential for addressing nation-wide issues associated with climate change, particularly. Once a fire starts—more than 80 percent of U.S. wildfires are caused by people—warmer temperatures and drier conditions can help fires spread and make them harder to put out. MARTIN: Now let's go to Oregon, where the wildfires have now forced about 500,000 people from their homes. In Russia, the wildfires are believed caused by a warming climate that made the current summer the hottest on record. And so look - this tells us something about this moment. Learn more about resilience by visiting our Climate Resilience Portal. Climate change, whatever the cause, has profoundly affected human societies and the natural environment in the past. MARTIN: What about Portland itself, where you are? These impacts extend well beyond an increase in temperature, affecting ecosystems and communities in the United States and around the world. Damage to your home. The science of how climate change impacts fires in the West LEVINSON: So I spent the past two days in Clackamas County. How Climate Change Affects Wildfires Wildfires have burned in six states on the west coast. That's the thing I dread the most - is not knowing. You get the things out that you can't replace. But at the same time, new growth in burned areas starts to once again take CO2 from the atmosphere and store it.Fires also change the reflectivity of the land, called albedo. I walked out of my house today at 3:15 in the morning, and the first thing that hit my face was ash. Ice is melting worldwide, especially at the Earth’s poles. MILLER: All of it. JONATHAN LEVINSON, BYLINE: Nearly a million acres have burned across the state since Monday. Communities, builders, homeowners, and forest managers can reduce the likelihood and impacts of wildfires by: Discouraging developments (especially residential) near fire-prone forests through smart zoning rules. All rights reserved. The most urgent, a Level 3 zone, which means leave now, had also moved and was now just a mile away from the shelter. But those numbers only begin to convey what it feels like to be there. It's not a normal fire season. We've just got small ones currently burning in Southern California. Statistically significant at a 10% level for all regions except the Snake Plain/Columbian Plateau, Basin and Range, and Mediterranean California regions. “Sea level rise … Something worse is unfolding across the West. Alaska’s record-breaking heat and dry conditions over the summer months set the conditions for the state’s historic wildfire season. Climate change is making wildfires even worse. MARTIN: All right. But there is a concern that a fire could start inside the city, in the parks, and so Mayor Ted Wheeler issued an emergency order closing the city parks and outdoor properties. Wildfires: A Symptom of Climate Change, NASA, U.S. Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center: Wildland Fire and Climate Change. California has been ground zero for the effects of climate change on forests. And he just looked exhausted. The evacuation zone has steadily moved towards the southern edge of Portland. And, you know, people were tense. In other words, though climate change does not cause the heat waves or fires, it sets the stage so that when conditions are ripe, like the summer and fall of … So we - this is an immediate thing that we feel. HALL: He was in the moment, you know, where you have to respond right now. And we used to call it the new normal, but I don't think it's new any longer. Severe heat and drought fuel wildfires, conditions scientists have linked to climate change. They don't know if it's reached their town or their home. See a map of billion-dollar extreme weather disasters here. They're facing a risk that is immediate, local and personal. She's 69. Much of our society’s critical infrastructure is at risk from flooding. Scientists say climate change is transforming Australia's environment, making it hotter and drier, and exposing it to longer, more intense fire seasons. Infrastructure. At least four people have been killed so far in the state. But, you know, same as property damage, fires are still spreading, and they just don't know the extent of the loss yet. LEVINSON: Well, some cities in northwest - in the northwest part of Clackamas County are - they're really Portland suburbs in places, and a lot of people commute into the city from some of the smaller towns in Clackamas County. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Char Miller, Director of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College about the the fires and climate change. But as a result, then, I mean, have people been able to predict this? INSKEEP: So both his business and his home were destroyed. The brown and red trees in this picture have been infest… Fires don't just burn up trees and shrubs and emit smoke. NANCY PRICE: The thing that's bothering me the most is we don't know what's going on, how soon we can get back in to see - just to know if we have a home. Wildfire risk depends on a number of factors, including temperature, soil moisture, and the presence of trees, shrubs, and other potential fuel. Not only is the average wildfire season three and a half months longer than it was a few decades back, but the number of annual large fires in the West has tripled — burning twice as many acres. It seems slow, but I think actually we can see its manifestation on all of these signal flares, all of these fires. Changes in climate add to these factors and are expected to continue to increase the area affected by wildfires in the United States. In the Southeastern United States modeling suggests increased fire risk and a longer fire season, with at least a 30 percent increase from 2011 in the area burned by lightning-ignited wildfire by 2060. MARTIN: Right. Wildfire activity in the United States is changing dangerously, particularly in the west, as conditions become hotter and drier due to climate change. 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