Forest Fire Burn Acreage Down 86% Since 1930

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

George Orwell, “1984”

US Forest fire burn acreage so far this year is 40th highest on record, and down 86% since 1930.


Actual data wrecks their global warming scam, so climate experts simply throw out all data prior to the appropriately chosen start date of 1984.

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25 Responses to Forest Fire Burn Acreage Down 86% Since 1930

  1. Ed Bo says:

    “Human-caused climate change caused over half the documented increases in fuel aridity since the 1970s…”

    Wait! Our betters have been telling us that increased CO2 results in large increases in water vapor in the atmosphere (and so amplifying the warming).

    It’s so confusing…

    • Gator says:

      Anthropogenic CO2, and only anthropogenic CO2, forces moisture out of any potential fuel and into the atmosphere for toxic white male positive feedbacks, just as the models predicted. Settled science.

    • arn says:

      The more interresting thing about 1970 is in fact
      that they promoted global cooling at that time.

      Seems that the coming ice age had the biggest impact on this(at least before they rewrote history and made the ice age disappear)

      • Scott Hargis says:

        The vast majority of articles published in the 1970’s predicted global warming. The one newsweek article about the coming of an ice age has provided quite a lot grist for the denial mill, I know, but it was not a scientific article and was largely a one off.

  2. R Shearer says:

    The sky has gotten much brighter since I began keeping record at 6:00 this morning.

  3. Gerald Machnee says:

    I commented to our niece and he husband in Calgary about the cold a week or two ago.
    He replied that with all his record keeping he has never recorded snow in Calgary.
    (They moved there in April!!!)

  4. GW Smith says:

    For the left, image and accusation always trumps evidence and truth.

  5. richard says:

    If there has been an uptick in forest fires it’s more likely to be caused by the spread of non-native species. Pretty much all the alarmists blame on climate change is here-

    “Invasive Forest Plants
    Invasive plants are among the most serious problems affecting landscapes and communities across the United States. These plants not only threaten the ecological integrity and biological diversity of our forest ecosystems, but can result in significant negative economic impacts. The result can be loss and destruction of forage and habitat for wildlife, loss of available grazing land, diminished land values, lost forest productivity, reduced groundwater levels, soil degradation, increased risk of devastating wildfires, and diminished recreational enjoyment. In addition, nearly half of all species federally listed as threatened or endangered are thought to be at risk primarily due to the effects of invasive species.

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  6. Tom van Leeuwen says:

    Thanks to fossil fuel we can fight wildfires with fire trucks, helicopters and planes.

  7. AndyDC says:

    The alarmists need to blatantly cherry pick and adjust data to “prove” their points. You just throw all the raw data out there going back 120 years or more to prove your points, the good, the bad and the ugly. Data that is totally and easily verifiable by any 5th grader that wants to spend a small amount of time. And then they claim you are “anti-science?”

    Their media lapdogs that refuse to report the obvious have the utter nerve to claim that they are the “defenders of democracy”. It is more Orwellian than Orwell’s worst nightmare!

  8. Disillusioned says:

    Ding Bat “Cypher Omega” wasted a bunch of space with his parts one and two replies. Although he puts quotation marks around it, Tony didn’t say climate change is a “myth” – Cypher throws that straw man on the pile anyway. And clearly Mr. Omega believes greatly in the Appeal to Authority fallacy. SMH

  9. Dale Hartz says:

    Has any of the alarmist scientists explained just how climate or weather IGNITES a fire?

    Do forest fires start by spontaneous combustion, careless, citizens, arsonists or by lightning?

  10. Cam says:

    This is what NIFC says about fires pre-1983: Prior to 1983, sources of these figures are not known, or cannot be confirmed, and were not derived from the current situation reporting process. As a result the figures prior to 1983 should not be compared to later data.

    • Disillusioned says:

      I used to listen to NPR every day for two decades. I stopped abruptly in 2010; a result of my disillusionment. Haven’t listened to that Mockingbird media source since.

      • Disillusioned says:

        Just put my glasses on. Okay, NIFC. ;-P

        Tony has produced newspaper scans that I seem to remember have very specific numbers of casualties, acres burned, etc., going back a century.

  11. Forest fire numbers from the 1930s are NOT comparable to fire numbers today. The numbers from the 1930s include both wildfire and prescribed fire. The Forest Service only began completely separating them out after about 1954. Your chart looks very different if it begins in 1955; by including the 1930s numbers, you lose all credibility among those familiar with fire numbers.

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