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5 weeks ago by rtanglao
How Anarchists Helped Californian Fire Refugees in a Walmart Parking Lot - VICE
Just weeks before the wildfire started burning, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief visited Chico during a national training tour. While no one at the time could have known that the deadliest wildfire in California history would hit the county soon after, Scher said it wasn’t a total surprise. “We have had bad fires—not this bad—but we’re familiar with the fact this is a real concern and we need to be more prepared as a community,” they said. “The infrastructure that exists for the local and federal government to meet the needs of our community is not enough.”
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According to Miles, community members came together to help people directly after the fires instead of encouraging them to stay in shelters outside Chico—as other organizations, including the City of Chico and the Walmart did. Officials encouraged people to leave “primarily due to the rain and temperature changes as well as the lack of services available to help evacuees,” according to the city of Chico. But NVMA didn't see the need for the camp to break up. “People want to stay here because it’s their community and we want to support them,” Miles said. He explained that people are hesitant to stay at a shelter in another town because they don’t know what to expect when they arrive.

Breedlove, who is organizing with NVMA’s cleanup and rebuild group, said some community members who struggle with mental illness and addiction were hesitant to seek aid in a Red Cross shelter. For others, staying with their pets was important so they opted out of shelters that would require keeping animals elsewhere.
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8 weeks ago by Quercki
What California’s deadly wildfires signal about our future | Time
The scene of devastation left in the wake of the Camp Fire shocked even people who have spent their careers addressing such disasters; it can be hard to comprehend what photographs from the area are showing. David Peterson, a professor of environmental and forest sciences at the University of Washington, is quoted.
School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  TIME  natl  wildfire 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
California’s Battle Against Climate Change Is Going Up in Smoke
Just a few months ago, climate activists in California were celebrating an impressive victory: New data showed that the state had brought greenhouse gas emissions down to 1990 levels, four years earlier than planned. The win, a cut of emissions to 429.4 million metric tons (the equivalent of taking 12 million cars off the road) was the result of steady decreases in emissions most years.
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But by November, skies across the state were gray. Wildfires were raging, including a blaze which would prove to be the deadliest and most destructive in state history. The conflagrations have set California back: The recent Camp and Woolsey fires, officials say, have produced emissions equivalent to roughly 5.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, more than three times the total decrease in emissions in 2015. Recently, the Department of the Interior announced that new data shows the 2018 California wildfire season is estimated to have released emissions equal to about one year of power use.
by:RosaFurneaux  from:MotherJones  ClimateChange  wildfire  geo:California  date:2018 
10 weeks ago by owenblacker
The lingering effects of wildfires will disproportionately hurt people of color | Vice
This year has become California's most destructive fire season ever, topping even last year’s lethal record-setting. A UW study is referenced.
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10 weeks ago by uwnews
Wildfires risk expected to increase on Washington’s westside | The Everett Herald
As summers become hotter and dryer, county and state officials warn smog won’t be the only issue people living on the wetter side of the Cascade Range will have to manage. The risk of fires is increasing in the western part of the state. Crystal Raymond, a climate adaptation specialist at the UW's Climate Impacts Group, is quoted.
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10 weeks ago by uwnews
Simultaneous blazes, like California's Camp and Woolsey fires, have become the new normal | Inside Science
Simultaneous large fires are becoming more common throughout the continental United States, according to new research presented by Alison Cullen, professor of public policy and governance at the UW.
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11 weeks ago by uwnews
Western Washington’s wildfire risk is increasing | KING 5
Emergency officials say people living in Western Washington should be prepared and educated about wildfires. Forty percent of the 1,800 wildfires in Washington this year were on the wetter western side of the state. Amy Snover, director of the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group, is quoted.
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11 weeks ago by uwnews
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Wildfire recovery is possible — for some Westerners | High Country News
As of this writing, 79 people have died and several hundred are still missing from northern California’s deadly Camp Fire. Yet even as Californians work to rebuild their lives, Westerners know the next devastating conflagration is only a matter of time. Phillip Levin, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Levin.Phil  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  natl  High.Country.News  College:Environment  Climate.Change  wildfire 
12 weeks ago by uwnews
Extreme wildfires may hit vulnerable people hardest, study suggests | Arizona Republic
Extreme wildfires will likely hit low-income individuals, people with disabilities and certain racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately hard in the coming years, according to a new study. Ian Davies, a graduate student in environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
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