A map showing the fire threat level around California’s Monterey County — from <a href="http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/cob/BOS%20Supplemental_addendum/December%2014,%202010/MCCWPP_November%202010_v2%20-%20FINAL%2012-10-10.pdf">a 2010 community wildfire protection plan</a>. Red is extreme danger.
Los Angeles County Flood Control District crew member David Martinez uses an excavator to keep a flood inlet clean in Glendora, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. Persistent wet conditions could put some Los Angeles County communities at risk of flash flooding along with mud and debris flows, especially in wildfire burn areas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Wildfire smoke near Idyllwild, Calif. The blaze, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, had grown to more than 35 square miles in size and destroyed at least six houses and mobile homes. Tensions heightened on Wednesday after winds shifted, causing the fire to change course and head in the direction of Idyllwild, an artist community and hiking destination in the San Jacinto Mountains.Picture: AP Photo/Meagan Greene
Smoke from the Silver Fire rises over electric wind turbines near the community of Cabazon, near Banning, California. A wind-whipped California wildfire that doubled in size overnight torched 15 buildings east of Los Angeles, injured at least five people and forced the evacuation of 500 homes in about half a dozen small communities.
Alec Loorz, 18. Los Angeles, California. Alec has spent his entire teenage life as a climate change activist, teaching his peers about the natural imbalances caused by the burning of fossil fuels. He believes those in power care more about money and power than the health and survival of people. Alec is scared about the thought of growing up in a world where hurricanes as big as Katrina are normal; floods, droughts, and wildfires ravage homes and communities, etc.