2013 California Fire Season Brings Stronger Fires

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After two years of sparse rains, California fire officials say this year's wildfire season has started a month earlier than usual and that the fires are stronger. We'll discuss fire danger in Northern California and what residents can do to help prevent it. What can the state can do in the long term to adapt to the possibility of increasingly long fire seasons and more deadly fires due to climate change?

Guests:

Max Mortiz, UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Eric Hoffman, unit chief for Cal Fire's Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

Bill Stewart, cooperative extension specialist, U.C. Berkeley Department of Environmental Sciences, Colleges of Natural Resources

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