Fire and Ice Podcast Episode 7: Climate Change and the 2020 Campaign

LOS ANGELES — Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee is on the campaign trail outside of Los Angeles touring land damaged by last year’s Woolsey Fire.

The fire killed three people, damaged more than 1,600 buildings and forced the evacuation of more than 290,000.

Q13 News correspondent Brandi Kruse was on the ground with the Washington governor, and talked one-on-one about his plan to bring climate change to the forefront of the 2020 race.

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About Fire & Ice: America’s West is under assault – from Mother Nature. The number of large, destructive wildfires continues to climb. Unusual weather patterns are arising for the first time in decades. Shorter winters, shrinking snow pack and human water demand are leading to historically low reservoir levels. Weather anomalies are becoming the norm. The reasons why the climate is changing is an ongoing debate. In this ‘Fire and Ice’ podcast, however, journalists across four western states go beyond the partisan politics and explore the real-time impacts of these changing weather patterns: a ‘Game of Thrones’ involving human activity and forces of nature.

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