A national 'climate corps'? California is leading the way

The California Conservation Corps shows what a national Civilian Climate Corps might achieve: a big win for the environment and meaningful work for youth—outdoors.

California Conservation Corps firefighters watch a fireline at the Bear fire near Oroville in September, 2020. Founded in 1976, the youth corps now has more than 1,500 members. Fighting fires is an increasing part of their work.
Photograph by Max Whittaker, The New York Times

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