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One Planet: How is climate change fueling California fires?

Aug 5, 2018

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about Northern California’s multiple fires, which have consumed hundreds of thousands of acres, and demolished thousands of homes.

Firefighters are dealing with extremely high temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds. In July, California spent more than $114 million fighting 8 fires that continue to scorch the state. How is climate change fueling California fires?

Guests:

Kathie Dello, associate director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University

Daniel Swain, atmospheric scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles

Web Resources:

LA Times: 143-mph 'fire tornado' that cut a path of destruction is an ominous sign of the future

KEZI TV: RESEARCHER: GET USED TO WILDFIRES; THEY'RE GETTING WORSE

The NY Times: Trump Administration Unveils Its Plan to Relax Car Pollution Rules

SF Chronicle: Scientists see fingerprints of climate change all over California’s wildfires

LA Times: California's destructive summer brings blunt talk about climate change