Past Event

Sustain What? Building a Fire-Safe America in a Changing Climate

March 24, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sustain What? 

Building a Fire-Safe America in a Changing Climate


Even as the United States grapples with the challenge of slowing global warming, Americans must also address the urgent need to shape more fire-safe communities across regions where human settlements have spread into fire-prone ecosystems and intensifying fires have increasingly, and devastatingly, been jumping from forests and grasslands into urban zones.

In this special Sustain What event, longtime climate journalist Andy Revkin of the Columbia Climate School explores solutions with Deanne Criswell, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Dr. Lori Moore Merrell, the U.S. Fire Administrator.


Wildfire info:
U.S. Fire Administration:

One of Revkin's many articles on living with wildfire:

When Wildfire Comes to Town – Amid the Marshall Fire’s Urban Ashes, Hints of a Less Combustible Future:

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Andy Revkin