2020 is California’s largest wildfire season in modern history.
Wildfires have destroyed natural habitats, homes, and businesses across the state of California. Thousands of people evacuated their homes. Millions lived under unhealthy air quality for days and weeks at a time.
How climate change is worsening California’s fires & what to do about it
Natural factors, human factors and climate change have combined to make California fires so destructive in 2020. Environmental scientist Dana Nuccitelli explains how climate change has made the California wildfires twice as destructive by increasing temperatures, reducing the marine layer, and shortening the rainy season. Watch the video to learn more.