The long-term effect of the Napa Fires on Bay Area Air Quality

Event Company Name:
Youth for Environment and Sustainability (YES)
Event Start Date:
February 24, 2018
Event End Date:
February 24, 2018
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The aftermath of October’s Napa wildfires was as tragic as it was dramatic. The impact included loss of homes and property, and most importantly the loss of life. Obviously, the residents of Napa will be most affected by the fires, but the impact for all Bay Area residents in the long term might not be so obvious.

The impact of these fires to our air will be seen long into the future. The primary impact is the health ramifications to those who regularly breathe in air polluted by wildfires, which are occurring more frequently.

As climate-change fuels increasingly frequent wildfires that hit closer and closer to densely populated urban centers, the haze they produce is becoming a public health crisis.

Scientists expect more acres of American forests to go up in smoke each year from fires. Because of climate change, the future will bring increased levels of smoke pollution at higher intensities.

Learn about:

  • Learn the long-term impact of the Napa fires to our air
  • Why Napa fire will happen again – climate change, weather, population growth, Old wood buildings
  • How fires tie to the impact of climate change
  • Learn how to protect yourself and your family against fires
Event: Public Event