CA Rep. Khanna: “We Can’t Control Environmental Catastrophes Caused by Extreme Climate Conditions”

    <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2017/10/16/ca_rep_khanna_we_can_t"><img alt="_s2_khanna-cali-fire" src="https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/08/39008/w320/_S2_Khanna-Cali-fire.jpg" style="float:right; padding-left:5px;" /></a>In California, raging wildfires fueled by climate change have killed at least 40 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and scorched more than 200,000 acres—roughly the size of New York City. The fires are now the deadliest in California since record keeping began. At least 100,000 people have been forced to evacuate, with about 75,000 people still displaced. Some residents had to flee for their lives, as drought conditions and powerful, erratic winds have contributed to the explosive spread of the fires. The fires have also contributed to a housing crisis, leaving thousands homeless in neighborhoods of California where rental prices were already sky-high before the blazes. We speak with Ro Khanna, Democratic congressmember from California.

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