Two years later, we’re still adding unfortunate superlatives to the 2018 California wildfire season. The latest is a new study that reveals the hidden toll of what — until this year — was the state’s most destructive fire season.
Late last week, President Donald Trump denied California a vital relief package to help the state recover from six recent massive wildfires. Hours afterward, he flipped, deciding to award the requested aid after all. My neck is still sore from the whiplash.
In August, researchers warned we would have to add “gigafire” to the lexicon to describe wildfires in California. Now, it’s become a part of the history books.