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Senior Advisor, Climate Risk Nik Steinberg
Nik Steinberg is a climate risk and adaptation specialist with over a decade of experience in applied climate research. As part of the Climate Group at Chemonics, he delivers actionable, user-centric climate information while designing analytical approaches to help address decision-making challenges in the face of uncertainty. Prior to joining Chemonics, he served as the Research Director at Four Twenty Seven and Moody’s, helping translate climate model and socioeconomic data to project future impacts to natural and human systems. He has provided contextual climate vulnerability assessments and facilitated climate change trainings in South and Southeast Asia, South Africa, Latin America, and cities throughout North America and Europe. He holds dual Master’s degrees in Water Resources Management and International Affairs from American University.
by Nik Steinberg
The aim of the tool is to support the inclusion of extreme heat considerations into long-term policy and planning decisions throughout California. Given the multi-faceted nature of heat vulnerability, this tool will empower local practitioners to better communicate the urgency of this issue to build much needed support for improved planning and adaptation solutions.
A Global Assessment of Wildfire Potential Under Climate Change Utilizing Keetch-Byram Drought Index and Land Cover Classifications
In recent years, climate change has caused wildfires across the globe to generally become larger and more severe, creating new challenges for public health, housing and infrastructure, and natural resource management. In this article, the authors determine how future wildfire potential, defined here as the meteorological conditions and the availability of burnable vegetation types conducive to wildfire occurrence, are projected to change in the future.