Understanding The Destruction Of Historic California Wildfires
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Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires leap above Butts Canyon Road on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, as firefighters work to contain the blaze in unincorporated Lake County, Calif.
Noah Berger / AP Photo
Three of the four largest fires in California history are all burning at the same time. More than two million acres have already burned this year statewide with four months to go in California’s fire season. Insight takes a look at how much worse this record year could get and the impact of the destruction.
- Cal Fire Assistant Deputy Director Daniel Berlant with the latest updates on the ongoing California wildfires
- Valley Air District Director of Air Quality Science and Planning Jon Klassen on the historically poor air quality across the region
- California State Parks Santa Cruz District Senior Environmental Scientist Joanne Kerbavaz explains the wildfire destruction in the Big Basin in the Santa Cruz Mountains
- Center for Biological Diversity Conservation Director Brendan Cummings discusses the initiative to get the Joshua Tree protection under the state’s Endangered Species Act
- Retired U.S. Forest Service Urban Ecologist Paula Peper on the pushback against the State Capitol Annex project, which would result in sacrificing historic historic trees on the grounds