Why CA’s fire problem is much bigger than PG&E

But blaming PG&E for the disruption wildfire season brings to California each year with increasing regularity and strength is, at best, unproductive. Fixing electrical infrastructure is putting a Band-Aid on the much bigger problems of climate change.
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Fiat tenebris: On escapism and the PG&E blackout

There was supposed to be a blackout today. And yesterday. For all I know, there was one. But living in the Unit 2 residence halls, three blocks from campus and the faint murmurs of the powerless residence halls on Durant Avenue, no utility faults have crossed my radar.
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Illustration of wildfires in Berkeley

Berkeley community must work together to prepare for wildfires

Wildfires are a major threat in California, fueled in part by the worsening climate crisis. The National Interagency Fire Center is expecting another above-average season this year, with the upcoming months being the most severe. Five of the 10 most destructive fires in California’s history took place in the last two years.
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