Stop telling Californians to leave

For all of us who call this complicated, beautiful place home, there is no outrunning climate change

A fire in California.

It's autumn in California, and it feels like we're living in a disaster film.

For the third straight year, monstrous wildfires have swept across the state, wiping out entire towns, displacing and threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of residents. People in wealthy, manicured suburbs walk down the street wearing respirator masks, coughing through thick layers of smoke. Households huddle in the dark for days on end, lighting candles and hoarding supplies, because the power grid has been shut off — again.

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