California looks like a nightmare from space right now

California looks like a nightmare from space right now

The second and third largest fires in California history are now burning at the same time. Along with over 500 other fires.

The Golden State — a region with long, dry, and sunny Mediterranean summers — naturally burns each year. But not like this.

The recent satellite and aerial imagery below show California blanketed in dense smoke as flames ignite mountain, chaparral, and desert regions. These landscapes exist within a changing fire regime, stoked by a relentlessly warming climate.

A changing climate is revealed in trends. Here’s one: The 10 biggest fires in California history have all burned in the last 17 years, since 2003. The three largest blazes have burned since 2018. Read more…

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