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Earth Minute: Wildfires Strike Western United States

According to a new study by Climate Central, the hot, arid and dry weather conditions fueling wildfires across the western US have increased in frequency over the past 50 years.

Blazes including the huge Caldor fire, burning across Northern California, are being exacerbated by spiking temperatures and increasing winds, challenging firefighters ability to contain them.

While climate change has made this region of the US warmer and drier, the heating of waters in the Gulf of Mexico are driving increasingly severe storms like Hurricane Ida which is leading to historic flooding and impacts up the east coast.

As the corporate-dominated UN Climate Conference approaches, we must keep the focus on real-world solutions to climate change that promote transformative action instead of false solutions aimed at prolonging business as usual as we stand on the verge of climate catastrophe.

For the Earth Minute and the Sojourner Truth Show this is Theresa Church with Global Justice Ecology Project.