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LA Times (December 6)

2017/ 12/ 08 by jd in Global News

“What should make Southern California fearful is that climate change could mean a future of more frequent and more intense wildfires. Today’s fires will end, and what we do afterward—assessing how to better prepare, and how and whether to rebuild—will influence the damage from the fires next time.”

 

San Francisco Chronicle (October 9)

2017/ 10/ 10 by jd in Global News

“California’s fire season took an apocalyptic turn for too many Sunday as fierce winds and hot, dry air fanned more than a dozen Wine Country fires…. At least 1,500 structures and 10 lives were lost, scores were injured and tens of thousands evacuated, and smoke settled thickly over the Bay Area and beyond.” While containment remains the most urgent matter, “the latest catastrophic wildfires are also a policy problem that should motivate redoubled prevention and mitigation measures.”

 

Dallas Morning News (September 21)

2017/ 09/ 23 by jd in Global News

There’s “little solace amid the pileup of hurricane and earthquake devastation, not to mention the record-setting wildfires…. But the silver lining in this chaos is that time and time again, nature’s wrath is answered by steely human resolve…. Those of us lucky enough to be spared from this summer of destruction can do more than marvel at the responses of courage and resolve. Let us each lend a hand in whatever way we best can.”

 

Bloomberg (August 18)

2016/ 08/ 20 by jd in Global News

“Last month wasn’t just the hottest July on record for the surface of earth. It continued the longest-ever streak of record-breaking months—15.” The data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) came at an alarming time. “As more than 100,000 Americans flee destructive wildfires in California and floods in Louisiana, earth sends yet another reminder that the worst is yet to come: a new record for planet-wide heat.”

 

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