Climate Migration: California fire pushes family to Vermont

PROCTOR, Vt. (AP) — After fleeing one of the most destructive fires in California history, the Holden family wanted to find a place that hadn’t been so severely affected by climate change. They searched for a place that wasn’t at risk of hurricanes and fires. They found it in Vermont. Families factoring climate change into a move has become more prominent in the past several years, as temperatures soared and disaster tolls rose. Several reports earlier this year highlighted the trend. One found 2021 was the deadliest year for the contiguous United States since 2011, with 688 people dying in 20 disasters.