Our policy on Wildfire Today about politics is that it “…will not be discussed, unless it directly affects wildland fire or firefighters”.
A presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, has created a four minute video ad in which most of those minutes are spent on the topic of the devastating Camp Fire that killed 85 people and destroyed over 14,000 homes in Northern California in November, 2018. The ad also discusses climate change.
Senator Sanders may be using wildfire as a means to talk about climate change, but it is unusual for a political candidate to put this amount of effort into the subject of wildland fire.
The Camp Fire killed at least 85 people and destroyed 14,000 homes.
It was the most destructive wildfire in California’s history—and climate change is making fires much worse.
We will address the climate crisis and pass a Green New Deal. pic.twitter.com/Z3dnxxjXmz
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 7, 2019
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