Last month my whole world changed. I was born and raised in Paradise, CA -- a town that no longer exists.
A massive wildfire took my whole town in the course of 14 minutes.
Companies like PG&E and extraordinarily dry conditions and drought caused by irresponsible companies and policies are the culprit, but they will not suffer like the people did and still are. They'll pass costs along to consumers and move along. My family and 40,000 of our neighbors will not.
This is serious.
We are on the brink of climate collapse and our government is not responding to the crisis because it serves the corporate bottom line over protecting the people.
California, like many other parts of the world, is suffering from climate catastrophe, and it's more important than ever to engage. Don't look away because it's sad, look closer because we can do something about it.