In their fully fraudulent “National Climate Assessment” The White House discusses fire from 1916 to 2003, and then gives a statistic from 1970 to 2003
Between 1970 and 2003, warmer and drier conditions increased burned area in western U.S. mid-elevation conifer forests by 650%
So why did they ignore the years before 1970? The reason is simple – those years completely wreck their climate change propaganda. Fire decreased by 90% from 1930 to 2003.
Indicator 3.16: Area and percent of forest affected by abiotic agents
The large amount of burned area in the 1930s was due to the record heat and drought.
High and Low Temperatures | Climate Change | US EPA
A fire started every three minutes in 1937. Eleven percent of the open forest burned.
So who is responsible for this wildly fraudulent report? Katherine Hayhoe – of course.
This is my last comment on this site. I’ve reached my limit with the bias here.
Compare your Heat Wave Index chart and Mortality in Acres. The HWI chart peaks during the mid-to-late ’30s where as the peak for Mortality during the early 30’s. There is absolutely NO correlation. Your statement, “The large amount of burned area in the 1930s was due to the record heat and drought.” Is absolutely false. The Mortality index is presaging the temperature effect. As Gore is guilty of lying about temperature affecting C02, you are guilty of now stating that high temperatures affect Mortality (I do believe they are referring to tree mortality).
Here is another possible, but very likely scenario. Because of the a large mortality of trees in forests due to the pine beetles that occurred during around 1930, you can read about all here….
this decimated forests, and left them very exposed to climate variations. Thus any heat-wave occurring at around this time when forests are having large swathes of dead or dying trees, would be highly susceptible to hot temperatures and storms. The sap in these trees would be very dry and exposed, thus easily ignited, thus causing great fires and contributing environmental shocks and temperature rises.
As you can see Mr. Heller, with just a little bit of honest research, common sense, and a bit of scientific logic, what you call a smoking gun for a crime, is really put to dust.
You do a lot of good to a certain extent, but there is a lot lies, crap and just BS thrown in too. And worse you seriously you push it too far at times. I thought that this was a blog where I could find some honest Science. I was mistaken. Your science is poor, and I’m seriously of the opinion you are a racist. I will not be frequenting your site anymore.
You disappoint me, sir, greatly. If we ever cross paths, do me a favor, don’t ever approach me! Humanity can do with less with the likes of you.
“you are now guilty of now stating that high temperatures affect Mortality(I do believe they are refering to tree mortality).”
This blog did not mention the word “mortality” you did. Who are the “they” you are talking about that you believe were refering to “tree mortality?” Is this comment directed twards another blog?
You are an utter moron.
Dorian, the beetles became such a huge problem because of the efforts of the forestry service to minimize the acreage burned. Regular fires kill weak trees and trees infected by the beetles and many of the beetles themselves. They also burn out all the underbrush and dead wood choking the forests leaving healthy layers of carbon to fertilize and hold moisture among other benefits.
With the reduced amount of burning the flammable load increases and the intensity of the fires increase where they also kill healthy trees.
You could have done some basic research and known all of this as easily as an idiot like me.
Is Dorian the coy Middle Aged “teenager like” woman in the photo just above Dorian’s post?