Craig is KQED's science editor, specializing in weather, climate, water & energy issues, with a little seismology thrown in just to shake things up. Prior to his current position, he launched and led the station's award-winning multimedia project, Climate Watch. Craig is also an accomplished writer/producer of television documentaries, with a focus on natural resource issues.
Fires already burning are defying conventional fire behavior. But wait for the next couple of months, when winds typically shift and hot, dry easterlies sweeping across the state could turn an already sizzling fire season into a blast furnace, exhausting crews and straining budgets. Cal Fire director Ken Pimlott talks with KQED Science Editor Craig Miller.
The warm ocean conditions often associated with rain in California are building -- and scientists say there's a 90 percent chance that they'll hang in there until fall or longer. Now forget that you read this.
Representatives of a dozen state and provincial governments add a little pressure to the "do-or-die" world climate talks coming up in Paris. But can "subnational" deals like this really make a difference?