This Fire Season Is Different
Massive, uncontained fires continue to sweep across a dry, hot West.
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The American West is undergoing one of the most extreme fire seasons on record. With megafires creating apocalyptic scenes across large swaths of California, Oregon, and Washington, and a pandemic still in full effect, how are residents and firefighters responding? Are wildfires like the ones seen these past few weeks an anomaly? Or is a burning horizon something people out West will have to learn to live with?
Guest: Julie Cart, reporter on climate change and environmental issues for CalMatters.
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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, Danielle Hewitt, and Elena Schwartz.