California hit by record-breaking fire destruction: ‘Climate change is real, it’s bad’
California is off to another record-breaking year of wildfires as the state enters its most dangerous months, with extreme heat and dry terrain creating the conditions for rapid spread. More than twice as many acres burned in the first six months of this year than during the same period last year — and hundreds more fires, officials said. June saw a series of destructive blazes that swept through rural counties at the northern edge of the state, fueled by a historic Pacific Northwest heat wave. But July is already shaping up to be worse.
- The Sacramento Bee: Weather eases but Californians told to save power as blackout threat looms from Oregon fire
- NBC News: California wildfire grows by 20,000 acres, destroys 20 homes
- Los Angeles Times: Fast-moving wildfire burning toward critical route to Yosemite park
- Mercury News: How bad is this fire season in California really going to be?
- KTVU: New approaches to fighting California wildfires as the acres destroyed increases
- NPR: What’s Needed To Manage Wildfires
- Napa Valley Register: Dodd secures $7.6 million for Napa County fire, water projects
- Associated Press: Wildfires rage as US West grapples with heat wave, drought
- ABC: More catastrophic fires in California – can Australia’s prescribed burning help?
- Phys.org: Goats - unlikely allies in California’s fight against wildfires