Column: California wildfires to Florida hurricanes, how the rich game climate change
The California fires have reached a record-breaking level of violence as they continue to spread across the entire state. The most destructive fires have been reported in southern California, in Ventura County, where the flames are more than 10 miles from the ocean. The fires in the state have led to 13 deaths and nearly 15,000 homes being destroyed.
We’ve seen it before, from California. From wildfires in the early 1900s to the floods in Florida, from hurricanes in the North Atlantic coast to the severe flooding in Texas, from wildfires to hurricanes to floods, there has been a pattern. After an extreme weather event in California, the state’s infrastructure, homes, and businesses are vulnerable to the next natural disaster.
The current California fires – according to reports – were sparked by the use of an illegal fireworks product, referred to by the State Fire Marshall’s Office as “Stingray”. The product was sold in a number of area markets (Hendersonville, Greensboro, and Durham). The products were sold without any regulation, and there were no known warning signs on the product.
California wildfires in 2001, which led to the deaths of 41 people
According to the reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the “Stingray” product is a type of dry-ice rocket powder. It’s similar to the ones used by the Air Force, police and military, but used by private civilians. The product, sold as “Stingray” products, contains a mix of sodium hydroxide, aluminum powder, and propylene glycol. The product is used to create a smokeless powder that can be sold in a variety of forms. The most common version is sold in cans and bottles.
Some reports indicate that “Stingray” product is a chemical mixture linked to chemical burn injuries in firefighters who use the product during firefighting activities. These injuries caused the “Sting