Experts Warn California’s December Wildfires Are Linked to Climate Change

HeadlineDec 07, 2017
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Uncontrollable wildfires are continuing to burn across Southern California. The flames have forced tens of thousands to evacuate, and tore through some of California’s wealthiest neighborhoods Wednesday, even burning part of media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s vineyard. Climate experts say these types of uncontrollable blazes are rare in December. Wildfire expert Char Miller said, “[T]he most striking thing about its vast size, bewildering speed, destructive power is that this fire blew up in December. Repeat: December. This is a sign … that the fire season is intensifying in response to climate change.”

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