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    The West Coast Go Up in Flames

    In August 2020, the West Coast of the United States erupted into flames, sending distress signals all throughout the country. The New York Times reported that the fires were originally started by lightning strikes; the largest strike earned the name ‘August Complex’. As of Sept. 13, 2020, more than 30 people have been confirmed dead due to the wildfires, with thousands of people being forced to evacuate their homes. Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden warned on Saturday that “climate change poses an imminent, existential threat to our way of life” and accused President Donald Trump, a climate sceptic, of denying “that reality”. According to The New York Times, “over five…