Environment & Science

Brown says Californians must brace for fire danger brought on by climate change

Burnt trees are seen along a hillside during the Carr fire in Redding, California on July 27, 2018. - Two firefighters have died and more than 100 homes have burned as wind-whipped flames tore through the region. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Burnt trees are seen along a hillside during the Carr fire in Redding, California on July 27, 2018. - Two firefighters have died and more than 100 homes have burned as wind-whipped flames tore through the region. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Governor Jerry Brown had a dire message Wednesday on the future fire danger in California. In remarks that underscored previous warnings by fire officials, Brown said climate change has extended the fire season year-round.