California wildfires and becoming a climate change migrant

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Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma and Shasta counties in response to the fires that recently exploded. Image by skeeze from Pixabay

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma and Shasta counties due to wildfires. In Southern California, the Bobcat fire is still burning, and there’s another fire north of Santa Clarita. Temperatures are going up, and the Santa Ana winds are coming this week. 

These wind-fueled fires are annual events. But the fires are more intense now, and California seems to be in a year-round fire season. After living in California for most of her life, writer Kelsey Lahr decided to leave the state.