The Rim fire is so large it's creating its own weather, and growing fast. The Rim fire threatens Yosemite National Park, including the giant sequoias, and 4,500 buildings. This feels like the conversation tipping point to me, especially if San Francisco loses power and water. The Climate Change conversation that's about to change will be grief-tinged.
The blaze threatens the power and water supply for millions in the San Francisco Bay area.
The reporter in the news video says it may not stop burning till Winter.