In one year alone California has seen yet larger and more destructive fires, according to CAL FIRE, more than twice as many acres have burned in California to date in 2017 than in 2016 for the same time period. In 2018 cal fire stated that there had been 6228 wildfires and 876,124 acres burnt compared to 321,422 burnt in 2017. What California is seeing is the direct effects of Climate Change. The Woolsey fire burnt 96,949 acres. The fires that have burnt in California in 2018 have released 68 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the Camp and Woolsey fire alone produced 5,5 million tons of carbon dioxide according to a preliminary analysis by the USGS.
San Joaquin valley - drought and water contamination
Tree mortality 139 millions trees dead - Prescribed fires
snowpack- California water supply -drought