What is sad about this, is that instead of giving information which could be useful towards lowering the potential dangers of such wild fires, both HuffPo and the CBC choose to advance an agenda rather than actually working for the public good.
More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in the way are adding up to increasingly ferocious fires.
Scientists say a hotter planet will only increase the risk.
They actually get some of this right, but then instead, focus on regurgitating idiotic hyperbole based on nothing but superstition and stupidity.
Here’s an interesting article from Natural News.
The truth is that forests are supposed to burn from time to time, and putting them out is an irrational, illogical human intervention that needlessly puts lives at risk for no justifiable reason. It also harms the forest.
This is the honest answer on the issue of forest fires: people should not build homes in forest fire zones unless they are willing to see them burn. I realize it’s not politically correct to suggest that people should be responsible for their own actions and decisions, but denying the reality of this won’t make you any safer. The truth is that all forests will eventually burn, and if you build a home or a business in ANY forest, your home or business will eventually burn.
There’s much more in there, but, for brevity, I’ll let the reader go there if they choose. But, the author makes some great points, specifically, the causes of fires. The original source is of little consequence. Many people assume if some stupid campers didn’t put out a camp fire that some of the wild fires would not have burned. But, we know, of course they would have. It’s because the fuel for the fire was ready and a source, any source is an eventuality.
But, blaming the fires on droughts and global warming is simply sophistry and stupidity. In the west, summers are dry. It makes little difference if their relative precipitation is a bit more or less than what it typically is. It’s dry! It’s going to remain so for the rest of our lives.
But, let’s look at the specific claims. Here we see these claims are nothing but superstition and hyperbole. Is it getting dryer in the West? Well, as in all things, some places are and some places are not. But, specific to the West US. It is not. Here’s the last 20 years of the April/May precipitation which sets up the wild fires.
Here’s the temps….. we don’t have June’s, yet.
Here’s the wild fire numbers over a similar period of time.
It is true, the NIFC shows an increase in acreage burnt. Even though the administration decided to gut the firefighting air fleet, we see a slight, but noticeable decline in acreage burnt over the last decade.
Here, I’ll add a graph covering the same period for the year totals……
The CBC even ignores it’s own nation’s fire numbers.
Note, Canada seems to have their own method for tracking the numbers. It would be incorrect to add the two together. But, we can still note the general decline of fires.
Every year, we have wild fires. And, every year we have more and more people moving into these wilderness areas without adequately planning for the eventual fire which is part of the natural lifecycle of our forests. Every year we have mouth breathers babbling inanity which is contrary to data and critical thinking.
We see the only thing getting worse is the hyperbole and the lack of mental faculties of the alarmists and their enablers such as HuffPo and the CBC.