Wildfire evacuations: How our diverse experiences can strengthen disaster response
Last updated 9/15/2023 at 2:25pm
Regina, Sask.-Wildfire affects us all. Differently. This is the central message from research about the social dimensions of climate hazards.
Considerable research has calculated potential land area burned, counted the dollars spent in evacuation and recovery and proposed technical and infrastructural adaptation measures to cope with longer and more intense fire seasons.
However, less attention has been paid to how different groups of people are affected and the intangible social losses they experience.
As researchers working on gender, diversity and environment, we believe that to effectiv...