US wildfires fuelled by climate change, California governor says
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What did Newsom say? The governor, a Democrat, spoke on Friday as he inspected damage from the North Complex Fire, near Oroville in Northern California. “The debate is over, around climate change,” Mr Newsom told reporters. “This is a climate damn emergency. This is real and it’s happening.” He acknowledged failings in forest management in recent decades, but added: “That’s one point, but it’s not the point.” Highlighting the states effort to combat climate change, he said the record heat waves and unprecedented fires were the sort of problems long forecast by scientists.