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Monday, October 24, 2016

David Roberts surveys the damage after his home was destroyed by fire a day earlier on a hilltop in Escondido, CA, May 16, 2014. The Roberts’ home was built with concrete and steel, and it still could not withstand the heat and fire. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/MCT.)

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  • RobertCHastings

    While the drought (of apparently historical proportions) now ravaging California and much of our Southwest is responsible for the dry conditions that allowed these fires to rage (an obvious truth), all too many in Congress refuse to see climate change as a cause of the drought. This sort of thing will continue to occur, every year, from now until, along with exceptional tornado seasons, more severe than average major hurricanes, flooding, record temperatures (at both ends of the spectrum), etc. And things will NOT return to any semblance of normalcy for decades, even if serious actions are taken today. The damage has been done and, unless action is taken soon, it will only get worse.