Daniel Swain

Daniel Swain on KCRW’s “Press Play:” California fires have burned some 4 million acres. How to protect people and property

This year has been full of natural disasters for California: record temperatures, hazardous air, and the worst fire season ever. The fires have collectively burned nearly 4 million acres in California. That’s roughly the size of Connecticut. Some scientists say in the future, people may look back on 2020 as a good year. UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain is among them. He says, “Unfortunately I do think it’s going to get worse before it gets better. So I don’t think this is the true worst case scenario yet, as bad as it is.”