Wake up, America: California’s five-alarm climate emergency

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Wake up, America: California’s five-alarm climate emergency

Summers of record-breaking heat sparks historic wildfires A pyrotechnic device at gender reveal party is apparently to blame for a massive wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres of San Bernardino County, California. That eccentric origin may have given this fire more coverage than others, but it is merely one in a multitude of blazes that have burned millions of acres around the world in 2020. From the devastating Australian bushfires to the bizarre blazes across the Siberian tundra, 2020 was a banner year for wildfires. As the northern hemisphere's…

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