PBS NewsHour

The science behind California’s surging wildfires

Clip: 11/13/2018 | 8m 40s Video has closed captioning.

As three major fires blaze in California, we consider some of their causes, both human and meteorological. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien has been filming a NOVA documentary on megafires and witnessed the Camp Fire not long after it began. He joins William Brangham to describe that stunning experience, along with the broader scientific context around these destructive phenomena.

Aired: 11/13/18

Rating: NR

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