The Glass Fire has destroyed more than 100 homes and forced some 70,000 people in Napa and Sonoma Counties to evacuate. It’s just 5% contained as of this morning. This year has been full of natural disasters for California: record temperatures, hazardous air, the worst fire season ever. The fires have collectively burned nearly 4 million acres in California.
Climate change will only continue the trend, says UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain: “In the future, in a warmer climate … we will see even larger swaths of land burn in California than this year.”