November 8th marked the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire. When the smoke finally cleared, most of the town of Paradise, California was gone, and 85 people were dead.
A number of factors, both long-term and immediate, led to the fire and its enormous devastation. Mark Arax pointed these out in a piece earlier this year in California Sunday magazine.
Arax is the author of a book on California water policy and history, The Dreamt Land. He joined us to talk about that project a few months ago. He returns to talk about greed, corruption, and the other factors he says led to the Camp Fire.