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The Hot Future Is Here: A Letter From Bloomberg Green’s Editor

It’s the second issue of our quarterly climate magazine

San Francisco’s Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires.

San Francisco’s Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires.

Photographer: Stephen Lam/Reuters

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These weeks of alien orange skies over America’s West Coast weren’t on the schedule. Researchers working on a California Climate Assessment released just two years ago projected that burning on this scale wouldn’t arrive for three more decades.