Dr. Timothy Krantz, an environmental scientist at the University of Redlands, can speak to the climate changes causing the extreme fire conditions in Australia and the devastating impact on its unique wildlife.

"Australia is the textbook case — situated right under the subtropical high pressure that predominates over the center of the continent, climate disruption will cause the high pressure to become even more strong than it already is, expanding the desert conditions toward the coast and poleward (south), which is exactly what is happening there."

Krantz can speak on these issues and a variety of topics related to climate disruption, extinction, endangerment, and other issues affecting the environment. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, an MA from Stanford University and a BA from the University of Redlands.