“Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.”
– George Orwell
The fire season is over, and 2018 burn acreage in the US was down 84% since 1930.
Some people try to claim that data from the 1930s isn’t accurate. They have no clue what they are talking about.
In pre-industrial times (with CO2 below 300 PPM) there was more than ten times as much burn acreage per year as there is now.
The usual pack of propagandists in the press are of course claiming the exact opposite. Their job is not to report news.