Vegetation that has benefited from California’s abundant snow and rainfall this year has provided fuel for the fire. Yuccas burn during the York fire in the Mojave National Preserve on July 30 | David Swanson, Getty Images

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Glen MacDonald for Los Angeles Times —As Mojave Desert burns, we’re seeing the flip side of California’s weird weather year

UCLA climate scientist Glen MacDonald reveals why California needs a new perspective on wildfires for Los Angeles Times. ”We have to live with fire,” says MacDonald. “We’re never going to live in a state that is not fire-prone.”