California is on fire year-round. Is climate change to blame?

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An apartment complex in downtown Ventura burns in the Thomas Fire last December. Photo credit: John Camilli

When it comes to heat waves, fires, and severe flooding, a lot of attention is given to how they started -- from faulty electrical lines and drought conditions to major storms and weather patterns. But one UCSB professor thinks the media is leaving out the larger cause: climate change.

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Guest:

  • Leah Stokes - Professor at UC Santa Barbara, author “Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States” - @leahstokes

Producer:

Kathryn Barnes