Written by Stacey Khizder
Within the last week, 41 people have died as a result of a series of ravaging wildfires in Northern California, making 2017 the worst year for California wildfires on record.
The timing of this is directly aligned with the rise in global warming. This year, at least 15 different wildfires destroyed up to 5,700 homes and businesses. Also in 2017, California experienced record-breaking temperatures in the Bay Area.
While a large portion of the United States is under fire, the President, along with the majority of Congress, still claim that climate change is a hoax and a liberal conspiracy. Instead of acknowledging science and facts, our leadership is putting Americans in danger as they refuse to address the source of the West's deadly wildfires.
We're fucked as long as we continue to ignore the real, present, and hazardous threat that climate change poses on our planet.