Dry places like California, could possibly become a desert due to climate change. The fact that the temperature is increasing globally is allowing places like California to see an increase in forest fires due to the Santa Ana winds. These winds are extremely dry and on top of that extreme heat will cause the land to be perfect for fires to occur.When the global temperature increases, the potency of these dry Santa Anas winds will also become severely destructive. Currently, it is already hard for firefighters to fight against these winds which makes fires very destructive, causing even further loss of California forests. In other parts of the country that carry winds like the Santa Anas winds are also at risk when drought conditions are high and wild fire breaks out. In the coming years we will in all probability see existing deserts expand and other drought areas become new deserts.
As a civil engineering student, I take our changing climate as a significant challenge that directly impacts the work we do and the infrastructure we build. Climate change is seen in various ways such as rising global temperatures, more frequent and extreme weather events along with rising sea