(LATIMES) — The ash of the Rocky fire was still hot when Gov. Jerry Brown strode to a bank of television cameras beside a blackened ridge and, flanked by firefighters, delivered a battle cry against climate change.
The wilderness fire was "a real wake-up call" to reduce the carbon pollution "that is in many respects driving all of this," he said.
"The fires are changing.... The way this fire performed, it's not the way it usually has been. Going in lots of directions, moving fast, even without hot winds."
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"It's a new normal," he said in August. "California is burning."