Two dozen fires have burned almost 200,000 acres of wild and urban spaces in Northern California, destroying more than 5,700 structures and killing at least 34 people.
On the next edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss how climate change, development, the intermixing of wild and urban spaces, and other factors contribute to the frequency and severity of fires. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Gregory Simon, associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, and author of Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire
Matt Weiser, environmental journalist, and contributing editor at Water Deeply
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