You know those wildfires California has been seeing this year, the record-breaking ones that have killed at least 31 people? Well, the Trump administration is rejecting the state’s request for disaster relief.
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.
The U.S. West Coast is burning, and it’s still not under control. There are now three states — California, Washington state and Oregon — battling raging wildfires, which have left a trail of destruction in their wake and, in some cases, have literally changed the colour of the sky.