CLIMATE CHANGE IS BURNING DOWN CALIFORNIA. IT’S TIME WE STOPPED ADDING FUEL TO THE FIRE

This Michael Mann opinion piece, published in Newsweek, discusses California’s wildfires.

Climate change was long regarded as a distant threat, one happening in far off places and future times. That is unfortunately no longer the case. Climate change is here, and it’s burning through California.

I spent five years in the San Francisco Bay Area getting my undergraduate degrees in applied math and physics from UC-Berkeley. To see my campus threatened by the fires is heartbreaking. I can’t even imagine how bad it is for those who have spent their entire lives, not just a beloved portion of it, in the East Bay. My thoughts are with those struggling to survive this fire, and are choking through the clouds of smoke it casts across the state.

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