California Wildfires, Solutions, Connection To Climate Change / Sound Advice
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Fire burns on a hillside in Solano County on August 19, 2020.
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Extreme weather is sweeping across California. Record-breaking temperatures have baked residents and wildfires are raging throughout the state, leading to power outages and poor air quality from smoke and raining ash. Today on Insight, extreme weather, its connection to climate change, and how California can better prepare and respond.
- Cal Fire Assistant Deputy Director Daniel Berlant with the latest on the wildfires raging across California
- CapRadio Environment Reporter Ezra David Romero checks-in on his field reporting covering the wildfire impact in Solano County
- Fire Scientist and professor at the University of California, Merced and former wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service, Crystal Kolden, on the connection between the extreme weather California is experiencing, wildfires and climate change
- University of California Berkeley economics professor and Board member at the California Independent System Operator, Severin Borenstein, explains what the state could've been better prepared for the heat wave and subsequent power outages, and solutions going forward
- Pulmonologist and critical-care physician at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Medical Director of the Sutter Valley Area Electronic ICU, Dr. Vanessa Walker, talks about air quality issues from wildfire smoke and ash, and how to protect your lungs
- CapRadio Assistant Program Director and Modern Music Director, Nick Brunner, with some of favorite new music picks and a look at the winner of the Tiny Desk Concert