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Surrounded by fire, California politicians question links to climate change

Firefighters douse a hotspot near various homes as the Carr fire continues to burn near Redding, California, over the weekend. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

The Guardian

In recent days, the outskirts of Redding have been ravaged by the Carr wildfire, and scientists have directly connected the blaze, which has claimed six lives and dozens of properties, to climate change. Can climate-driven natural disasters shift attitudes about climate change? In Redding, the weeks to come may provide a somber test case.