How climate change is "turning up the dial" on California wildfires

The deadly wildfires ravaging northern California have destroyed more than 3,500 homes and businesses, leveling entire neighborhoods and forcing thousands of residents to flee the flames.

"When we step back and look at the whole West, fires are increasing everywhere at different rates," said LeRoy Westerling, professor of management at the University of California, Merced who studies how climate affects wildfires. "The goose is cooked in someplace like Yellowstone.

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