The San Diego County fire was almost far worse, with a forecasted high wind day not coming to fruition. Now under control, the over 17,000-acre fire burned close to three tribal reservations and a big cat sanctuary.
Climate change is making wildfires stronger while global warming makes heat waves more frequent, intense and longer-lasting.
COVID-19 may make the impacts of the west’s wildfire season more deadly, hitting aging and vulnerable communities the hardest.
As the Camp Fire death toll rises, 350.org Executive Director May Boeve talks about how California will see worse wildfires if federal and state leaders don’t stop propping up big oil