On the September 1st edition of Your Call, we’re talking about how climate change is affecting wildfires.
The number of large wildfires has steadily increased over the last four decades. They are most severe in the western United States, where drought conditions persist. Scientists expect more fires as we experience the warmest weather on record. How are communities and politicians responding? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
LeRoy Westerling, associate professor at UC Merced
Daniel Berlant, chief of public information for CAL FIRE
Philosophical Transactions: Increasing western US forest wildfire activity: sensitivity to changes in the timing of spring
The Los Angeles Times: California wildfire updates: Hundreds evacuated in fast-moving fire in Riverside County
The Weather Channel: Brutal California Fire Season Is Really Only Getting Underway
Scientific American: Climate Change Fingerprints Are All over California Wildfires
Capital Public Radio: California Burning