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California’s Gov. Brown: Wildfires are evidence of changing climate ‘in real time’

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California Gov. Jerry Brown stands next to the podium before signing a budget bill in June in Los Angeles. Jae C. Hong/AP

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California Gov. Jerry Brown says his state is in “uncharted territory” with the current slew of intense wildfires and he warns that climate change has made the situation “part of our ordinary experience.” Brown said that only a month into the current budget year California has already spent $125 million, a quarter of its fire budget.