The Response: Uneven Burns in Northern California 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
The Response  Uneven Burns in Northern California  How California's Wildfires Impact the Undocumented Immigrant Community 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Tom Llewellyn  Documentaries  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
The third episode of The Response travels to Northern California to provide a unique perspective on the topics of climate change and immigration. We put the focus on last year's Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, California (the states most destructive fire to date) and how it impacted the undocumented community. We explore how, in the face of ICE raids, labor violations, a housing crisis, and climate-fueled wildfires, the broader community is coming together to stand in solidarity with those who are being forced into the shadows.

California's climate-fueled drought has left the state in an extremely precarious condition and has led to an unprecedented number of wildfires that are burning hotter, faster, and ever more acreage. The largest wildfire in the states recorded history was the Mendocino Complex Fire, which scorched well over four-hundred thousand acres during the Summer of 2018. And the second largest fire in California burned just a year before that. As California Governor Jerry Brown says, Since civilization emerged 10,000 years ago, we haven't had this kind of heat condition, and its going to continue getting worse.

We've already reached a one degree Celsius increase in average global temperatures, and we may be on track for four by the end of the century. As the reality of an increasingly chaotic climate begins to settle in, it must be viewed through a lens of social, economic, and political circumstances as well. What does the growing threat of climate-fueled disasters mean for the most vulnerable among us?

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Notes: Credits:
The Response is a podcast documentary series exploring the remarkable communities that arise in the aftermath of natural disasters. Spanning the globe, each episode takes a deep dive into a unique location to uncover the extraordinary stories that are hidden just beneath the surface of everyday life.  Executive Producer/Host: Tom Llewellyn
Producer/Writer: Robert Raymond
Field Producers: Ninna Gaensler-Debbs and Robert Raymond
Music: Chris Zabriskie and Lanterns 
Politics and Activism | Minimum Wage | Climate Change | Environmental Activism | Human Rights | Labor | Political / Economic "-isms" | Refugees | North America | United States  
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  California  10-16-2018  English 
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