Climate risk, part 2: California’s crisis
By Stephen Lacey
As the latest round of wildfires in California are finally brought under control, residents and public officials are in a state of panic. The scope and frequency of these disasters is expanding quickly. And it’s not solved by sprinkling more wind and solar on the grid — it’s a planning issue of the highest magnitude.
In Part 2 of our climate risk series, Shayle Kann talks with Kate Gordon, director of California's Office of Planning and Research. She is also senior adviser to Governor Gavin Newsom on climate. As she explains, it is an increasingly complicated role.