PBS NewsHour

California’s perfect recipe for intense wildfire

Clip: 12/13/2017 | 6m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

Long before the current devastation in California, scientists had built a strong case linking a changing climate to more wildfires. Since hotter weather promotes drought and drought increases the chances of fire, rising temperatures have intensified the risks. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien examines the specific conditions that have driven this winter’s infernos.

Aired: 12/13/17

Rating: NR

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