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Welcome to the era of climate-changed fire seasons
Welcome to the era of climate-changed fire seasons

With triple-digit temperatures expected in parts of Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday, it seems like an appropriate time to welcome you all to the new climate-warmed fire season. Well, everybody except Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who doesn’t believe the scientists who say human actions are the prime driving force behind global warming. (A philosophical side note: If the scientists didn’t believe in Rubio, he’d still exist, wouldn’t he?) The U.S. Forest Service and the Interior Department recently advised Congress that they expect a combined $470-million shortfall in their $1.4 billion wildfire budgets this year as a direct result of the changing —...

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