CA Oak Fire Destroys 55 Structures and Threatens Another 2,400

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    The Facts

    • On Tues., officials reported that firefighters were able to make significant gains on the California "Oak Fire" and bring it to 26% containment.

    • More than 3K firefighters have fought the explosive fire that began on Fri. southwest of Yosemite National Park.

    The Spin

    Narrative A

    This inferno near Yosemite is just the latest example of the increasing urgency of climate change. Ever-growing temperatures are putting the very survival of our civilization at stake - this should be a moment for a global epiphany and we must stop heat-trapping emissions.

    Narrative B

    Promoting alarmist and dark climate fantasies is counterproductive and dangerous. The narratives of radical environmental movements are becoming much graver, more apocalyptic, and have lost connections to reality. A life devoid of fossil fuels would be a life of suffering for much of humanity.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 50% chance that at least 2.93M acres in Califonia will burn due to wildfires in 2022, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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