Global warming: worsening California's fires and droughts?

07/14/2014 11:07 AM

07/14/2014 8:49 AM

Re "Extreme fire season burns cash" (Page A1, July 13): By July 6, Cal Fire had already spent $13.9 million battling wildfires, with one of the longest and most difficult fire seasons anticipated to come. About 80 percent of California is already under extreme drought conditions. It's natural to wonder whether these worsening fire and drought conditions are connected to climate change, and what we can expect in the future.

On Aug. 27 from 7-9 p.m. at the SMUD Auditorium on 6301 S Street in Sacramento, I'll give a presentation discussing the scientific research on this subject as well as a bipartisan solution. Admission is free, and audience questions will be answered at the end. It's important for people to be aware of what's to come for California's climate and what we can do to solve the problem.

-- Dana Nuccitelli, West Sacramento

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