Links to today’s show transcripts:
Fearing Deportation, Immigrants Fleeing California Wildfires Avoid Shelters & Face Homelessness
As catastrophic wildfires in California kill at least 42 people and leave thousands of homes and businesses in ruins, many of the area’s 20,000 undocumented immigrants have had no sanctuary from the flames, with some sleeping on beaches in order to avoid federal agents at shelters. This comes as far-right media outlets like Breitbart are falsely reporting that an undocumented immigrant was arrested in connection to the fires. Police said there is no indication the man had anything to do with the wildfires.
Urban Conflagration: Fire Scientist on Climate Change & What Makes California’s Wildfires Different
California wildfires have killed at least 42 people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, scorching more than 200,000 acres—roughly the size of New York City. The blazes are the deadliest since record keeping began. As global temperatures continue to rise, Max Moritz, fire research scientist based at UC Santa Barbara, looks at the link between fires and climate change.
Major Victories for Climate Movement, But Global Chaos Grows: Roundtable with Leaders on What’s Next
After a summer of extreme weather around the world, environmental leaders discuss next steps: Lindsey Allen, executive director of the Rainforest Action Network; Dallas Goldtooth, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network; and May Boeve, executive director of 350 Action, the political arm of the climate organization 350.org.