California’s destructive summer brings blunt talk about climate change

California is experiencing record highs across the state, off the coast, and at night, and it’s not going away. The sustained heat is providing fuel for the wildfires and making it difficult to fight. “We’re having peak fire season conditions in the off-peak time of year, and there’s no real indication that things are going to get better before the peak of the season in the fall,” UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain said.