The Carr Fire, along with California's 2018 Camp Fire, “ended any delusion that humans could keep Mother Nature in check,” according to an Op-ed by Jeffrey Ball, scholar-in-residence at Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and a lecturer at Stanford Law School.
Negative framing of climate change “can be effective in terms of making people aware of the risk, but it’s not necessarily effective in terms of motivating change,” Gabrielle Wong-Parodi said in a July 31 panel.
“It seems...that Californians strongly recognize that climate change is not just about what’s happening to the average thermostat on planet Earth, but it’s really something [that] is driving up across complex hazards,” Katharine Mach says.
"The general public knows a lot about the actual Moon landing but not much more about its scientific importance," professor Sonia Tikoo-Schantz says in the context of how the Apollo 11 mission has shaped our understanding of the Moon and Earth.
“This fault was what we call critically stressed – only a small change in conditions could cause that fault to move, which is ultimately what happened,” says Bill Ellsworth in the context of the 2017 Pohang earthquake.