Biden Administration Erasing Climate History

In 2015, the Washington Post wrote this :

“As of Tuesday, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, more than 8 million acres have burned in U.S. wildfires in 2015. 8,202,557 of them, to be precise…. There are only six other years that have seen more than 8 million acres burned — 2012, 2011, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004 — based on National Interagency Fire Center records that date back to 1960. It is hard not to notice that all of these years came since the year 2000.”

Wildfires have now burned a massive 8 million acres across the U.S. – The Washington Post

But as of January 29, 2021 the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) showed burn acreage all the way back to 1926. Burn acreage was much higher prior 1960.


Sometime over the past six weeks, the data prior to 1983 was erased.  The link now redirects to this :


Here is another Federal report which the administration hasn’t yet erased. It showed much higher burn acreage prior to 1960, and was identical to to the NIFC data.

National Report on Sustainable Forests — 2010

I uploaded a copy of it here, in preparation for the inevitable erasure by the Ministry of Truth : 2010-sustainability-report

The New York Times reported much higher burn acreage in 1937, and said 1937 was less than half the burn acreage from 1936. The New York Times numbers match those from the National Interagency Fire Center and the US Forest Service.

TimesMachine: October 9, 1938 –

This inconvenient report from the federal government which has been deleted by the Harris administration. This document was available on November 1, 2020 and has since been erased. I got this copy from the Wayback Machine.

Wayback Machine

I uploaded a copy here : FederalWildlandFireManagementPolicy_2001

The data was confirmed by the New York Times in 1992.

In Unexpected Places, Clues to Ancient and Future Climate; Warming? Tree Rings Say Not Yet – The New York Times

The Harris administration has also rewritten the history of Glacier National Park and erased the Medieval Warm Period. Last year this USGS page made it clear that before the Little Ice Age, glaciers in Glacier National Park were very small or non-existent, and that they may not have survived the Holocene maximum either.

2020 version.

History of Glaciers in Glacier National Park

But the Medieval Warm Period and Holocene Maximum have since been erased, and the text has been changed to match.

2021 version.

Brief History of Glaciers in Glacier National Park

These are all articles which I refer to frequently, and I suspect that the Harris Ministry of Truth is using my blog as a guide for cancelling history.  It will be interesting to see how quickly the US Forest Service report gets erased.

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40 Responses to Biden Administration Erasing Climate History

  1. G W Smith says:

    They do it because they know they can get away with it. No dems are listening.
    Keep it up, Tony!

  2. Biffle French says:

    What’s the difference between a scientist and an engineer?

    An engineer has to be right . Otherwise people die.

    A scientist has to get another grant. Grants are provided by the government. So nowadays a “scientist“ has to get approval and pay from the government, which generally means Democrats. Any heresy like questioning the “pandemic“ or the climate change “emergency“ means no job, no pay and no future.

    ”Scientists “ are political hires. We can safely ignore them and their anti American, anti life, Marxist agenda. Dr. Fauci is in the category of Fake Scientist. He’s a performance artist.

    • Yes, the relationship of academic science to engineering is, all too often, akin to that between masturbation and marriage.

    • hotwire says:

      Not correct! The people you refer to are not scientists. Scientists were suffering the great purge long before the climate change hoax.
      Real scientists, just like engineers need to get the right answers or people die. More and more I experience fools who are poorly tough, using automated instruments to produce garbage data. I know because my job was designing and building some of those instruments.
      Climate science and Meteorology are not sciences. They have always fallen under arts and that is what they are, abstract.

  3. Robert Bracken says:

    Thanks for pointing out the erasure of data. I noticed myself that the data from the National Interagency Fire Centre was no longer available- the long-term data that you’ve referenced. I almost thought I was imagining this. Then again, the Canadian federal government made 100 years of climate data disappear from its Environment Canada website.

  4. kzvx says:

    Tony, have you considered making your documentation available somewhere to download? If anything happened to you, perhaps all your good work and invaluable records would be lost. People need to continue the fight, way into the future.

  5. Donna says:

    There are a lot of people alive today who just don’t care about history. They are willing to go blindly into the night or whatever comes next. They are perfectly okay with the covid restrictions and don’t show any willingness to fight against climit restrictions. As far as I can tell, covid restrictions might as well be climate restrictions.

    No governor, mayor, or health officer can make laws. There is no law that requires anybody in the US to wear a mask, social distance, or participate in any of the other restrictions. Not even a private business which is open for public commerce can establish policy that violates the established law.

    Unfortunately, not enough people realize that these measures are not laws.

    • Ken says:

      So true. And this is what communism and Marxism rely on to survive. Weaken people’s resolve and willingnees to question, or even think critically. They want us to feel overwhelmed, and our livelihoods threatened if we do. It’s form of social concentration camp.

    • Bob Cherba (@rbcherba) says:

      Considering how pro-CAGW the Obama administration was and how much data they “adjusted” to support their cause, erasing much of it from government websites was a good thing in my humble opinion.

    • Vegieman says:

      You’re perception of reality has been shifted by the government funded climate trash that has passed as science over the previous 20 0r so years. As was already stated, the so called erasure was more accurately a much needed cleaning of the basement. They fell far short of finishing the job.

    • Gerald Machnee says:

      They did not remove any data, just bad climate policy.

  6. aido says:

    Is all this re-writing of historical fact intended to bolster the argument prposed by Maurice Strong for a New World Order?

    I suspect so. Strong was a dedicated socialist, just like Biden.

  7. Taphonomic says:

    Poor Winston Smith, they have him working doubleplus overtime at the Ministry of Truth.

  8. Russell Cook says:

    Worthy of a meme illustration in which we see the old photo sequence of Joseph Stalin erasing inconvenient friends until there’s just himself, but one more illustration could be added to that, of Biden’s face superimposed over Stalin’s face.

    Previous dictators rewriting history? What previous dictators? We have smilin’ Joe to lead the way now.

  9. Timo, Not That One says:

    Winston Smith got a job in the Harris administration.

  10. Steve Cooksey says:

    I don’t understand how we can connect burn acreage to climate change. Lots of factors go into how many acres burn over time. Way back, we let fires burn and we didn’t have the same techniques or access that we have today. Then we went to put every fire out at all costs. And now we have more people living out in the country, or what they call the urban interface, so naturally more fires are getting started. And now we’re back to letting fires burn if lives or property are not in danger. Firefighters now back off and set up defensive lines and back burn to keep firefighters safe. I don’t think there is any connection whatsoever between burn acreage and climate. No fire will burn if it doesn’t get started in the first place. It’s all just another scare tactic to control us.

    • You don’t understand because you are a rational honest person without an axe to grind. The argument never was about reality, it is a narrative to increase government control. Anything bad that happens, yes, even covid-19 and cancer, is caused by ‘climate change’ . This needs a world wide government with absolute and oppressive powers to combat. The motivation is the complete destruction of democracy in favour of rule by a few intellectually challenged, powerful, megalomaniacs.

    • eclecticmn says:

      The MSM and the warming alarmists made the connection between ‘climate change’ and the ‘record setting forest fires.’ The forest fires were not even record setting.

  11. Great work Tony. Please keep it up.

  12. arn says:

    The global warning scam started in 1983 therefore there is (finally) something coherent(not in a scientific but in a snake oil way) in the lies of AGW when they erase wildfires before that magic year.

    If they’d a little bit of honor left they’d start their nonsense always in 1984
    (the ‘woke’ wouldnt understand the reference anyway)

  13. Exactly the same record of fire-burnt acreage exists in Australia and authorities and propagandists are taking exactly the same path in altering or erasing the past which was much worse in its extent. The public remains in the dark.

  14. Russell Boyd says:

    Looking at the National Interagency website and now states it’s records will nly go back to 1983 due to different reporting processes????

    • Gerald Machnee says:

      They did the same with Arctic Ice eliminating the display before 1979 in order to start at the highest amount.

  15. Anon says:

    Over the past few years I have kept a document that summarizes my problems with CAGW and it has been a great resource when I talk to alarmists who are doubting what they are being told. One of the sections of the document pertains to the practice of deceptively picking start and end points for trend lines (for example, hiding satellite data of the Arctic before 1978). And the above burn acreage deletion is another example I will add.

    If anyone has not seen this, they are doing the exact same thing with the pre-1980 Hurricane Data:

    How Government Twists Climate Statistics

    Former (Obama) Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin on how bureaucrats spin scientific data.

    So, once again, the last place one should go for the truth about anything is the United States government.

  16. John Gerschwitz says:

    Very disturbing to see the extent they will go to.

  17. You cannot argue with basic physics. Anybody with a degree in a STEM subject can see why the underpinning ‘science’ is garbage, regardless how the data are corrupted. If it isn’t obvious to you, there are a few pointers here: They can delete history, but they cannot repeal the First Law of Thermodynamics, although I will not be surprised if they try.

  18. Dan says:

    After all these years, they figured out that the old data isn’t worth a lot.

    The National Interagency Coordination Center at NIFC compiles annual wildland fire statistics for federal and state
    agencies. This information is provided through Situation Reports, which have been in use for several decades. Prior
    to 1983, the federal wildland fire agencies did not track official wildfire data using current reporting processes. As a
    result, there is no official data prior to 1983 posted on this site.

  19. Steve Case says:

    Well this is interesting This link:
    which came up “Document Not Found” on previous clicks just came up with a “We’d Welcome Your Feedback!” link. looks like this:
    I’m paranoid enough to suspect that “They” want to find out who I am. So no, I didn’t click on their feedback link.

    Here’s what that page looked like in 2018 from the WayBack Machine

    The page
    where figure 161
    appeared is still there. But you can’t get to it anymore as the link which used to appear here:
    is gone. Go ahead, click on it to see if you get the “We’d like your feedback” link.

  20. scott allen says:

    This is getting too Orwellian.

  21. scott allen says:

    With all the changing of historic temperatures, snow fall, rain fall etc. the research that was based on the former records is now wrong.

    If they keep adjusting the records for temperatures etc. this would have to change the outcome in their models, the chaos theory woud mandate/womandate it.

    Wouldn’t this invalidate all climate research, their models and their predictions. All the climate research would necessarily have to be retracted because of the change in the data points

  22. Lars i Huddinge says:

    Jag håller med dej till 100%, Jag gillar dig Tony Keller, min favorit vad gäller klimatkunskap.

  23. marchjm says:

    I emailed NIFC and asked what happened to the data and they responded:

    “After visiting with the managers at the National Interagency Coordination Center, it was decided to only include statistics back to 1983. As stated on our website, federal wildland fire agencies did not track official wildfire data using current reporting processes before 1983. And because the data could not be verified using current data processes, it was removed from our statistics page.”

    Tony, please address how the current and pre-1983 data reporting processes differ.

    • Conrad Ziefle says:

      That is typical Marxo-Nazi double talk: Because we didn’t know if they used our superior methods we have destroyed their work. These people are committing crimes against humanity and when things get turned around they need to face a court just as the Nazis did at Nuremburg. Destroying history, is the same as destroying human lives. Destroying scientific data is destroying people’s ability to prepare themselves for the future.

  24. Conrad Ziefle says:

    We need to download and archive this data at multiple locations. I am willing to download and store on my website and on my computer some portion of it. Possibly Tony can post critical portions of various sizes, and keep a counter as to how many times those portions have been downloaded. A person like I am can go there see what has been down loaded the fewest times and download those pieces to a safe place. Once we have multiple copies stored then we should begin a plan of reemerging pieces in ways that the public can view them. This needs to be done before they start taking counter measures. Another idea would be for Tony to put the info on memory drives and we can buy them from him and copy them, store them, send them to people. Make a chain letter out of it.

  25. Bryn Duffy says:

    Hi Tony, NOAA has now blamed the wildfires for why there is no detectable drop in CO2 emission rise from the COVID-19 lockdowns and drop in economic activity/fossil fuel use. NOAA even created a new page on their website to explain away the loss of a detectable difference in the rise of CO2.

    Can you “circle back” to this issue yourself? Why has the rise of CO2 not been affected if the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis is true? (Is it true?)

  26. Ken says:

    People – PLEASE take time to share this article and site with friends and family. They need to see what’s going on.

    Kids going to public funded schools need to have it as a study resource, and PARENTS encourage your kids to be critical thinkers, since this is what true science is built upon. Public schools will disparage you sons and daughters when they do reports that question this narrative, but PLEASE encourage them at a young age to be strong. Get them to pose these points in their class presentations and ASK (not tell, since only asking make people think) their teachers and students, WHY these data discrepancies (and hiding) are happening!

    Study yourself, and teach them what history’s recorded about communism and control and tyranny

  27. Richard says:

    the new ministry of Truth is going to continue to Re Write history as in Orwell’s 1984

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