When 'Public Safety' Blackouts Are Meant To Prevent Wildfires
In an effort to mitigate the damage from wildfires in California, Pacific Gas & Electric has cut off power to sections of the state.
Officials fear that high-speed gusts of wind along with dry weather could topple trees, which could blow into power lines, which would ignite a fire.
So far, impacted areas include portions of Oakland, San Francisco, the Santa Cruz Mountains and more.
How are the blackouts affecting California residents? And how do we adjust to life in a world altered by climate change?
Produced by Paige Osburn.
Russell Gold, Senior energy reporter, The Wall Street Street; author of “Superpower: One Man’s Quest to Transform American Energy”; @russellgold
Sam Liccardo, Mayor, San Jose; @sliccardo
Susie Cagle, Climate and energy reporter, Guardian US; @susie_c
Ted Nordhaus, Founder/executive director, Breakthrough Institute; @TedNordhaus
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