PBS NewsHour

How climate change 'exacerbates' wildfires in American West

Clip: 09/14/2020 | 7m 10s Video has closed captioning.

As large parts of California and the Pacific Northwest are beset by wildfires, the issue of climate change has taken on prominence in the national political conversation. Scientists increasingly point to rising temperatures and extreme dryness as exacerbating wildfires, but what other factors are involved? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins William Brangham to discuss.

Aired: 09/14/20

Rating: NR

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