Wild Fire Update! More Superstitious Idiotic Hyperbole


Well, I see a couple more insidiously stupid articles about our climate and wild fires.  Here and here.  They seem to be the same article with minor edit differences. 

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. 

Source for Temp and Precip graphs is NOAA.  Source for the last graph is here.  Source for the remaining graphs is the National Interagency Coordination Center at NIFC

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28 Responses to Wild Fire Update! More Superstitious Idiotic Hyperbole

  1. DirkH says:

    Wait a moment.
    What about the train fire in Canadian Town? http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/06/us-train-idUSBRE96505L20130706
    What about the fire at San Francisco International Airport? http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/06/FAA–Airliner-crashes-on-landing-in-San-Francisco
    Look! Plane all smouldered!
    And Canada? There’s NEVER been a fire in Canada before! It’s at the North Pole! Global Warming! QED!

  2. DirkH says:

    That is entirely consistent with…
    “Global warming has been blamed for many things. But crime? Improbable as it may seem, a paper recently published by Harvard University is suggesting just that.”

  3. leftinbrooklyn says:

    Eventually more and more people will have to realize that the only anthropogenic driver of climate change is the beaming of it 24/7 into our homes.

  4. Latitude says:

    thought for the day….
    Why does Obama hate Americans….clinging to their guns and religion
    …..but support that very same type of person overseas

    • leftinbrooklyn says:

      Wrong religion for most Americans.

    • HankH says:

      They pray for guns so they can set up a dictator. We pray we don’t have to use our guns to take down a dictator. I dunno… maybe he agrees more with how they pray.

  5. dry heat, or moist heat; makes big difference if is going to be big fires or not. for the Warmist water vapor is bad for the climate = back to front attitude.

  6. HankH says:

    We have our own major fire on Mt. Charleston (Spring Mountains out West of Las Vegas) that is growing rapidly. It was started by a lightning strike. 500+ homes were evacuated.


    • suyts says:

      Yeh, I’m seeing that. Hope you’re a safe distance away.

      • HankH says:

        While I live on the West outskirts of the city and can see the fire from my home, I’m no no danger. There’s mile of nothing to burn between my home and the base of the mountain.

        They are brining in a Type 1 Team (better assets) to fight it as it has been growing at a rapid rate and is only 5% contained. Over 14,000 acres are now burning – roughly equivalent to approx. 14,000 football fields.

        Here’s an interactive map of the fire:


    • in Brazil are more lightnings than in your place; but there doesn’t start big bushfires – it’s on the same ”globe” same amount of CO2 – what are the differences? A: Brazil doesn’t get dry heatwaves from somewhere, for many months and prepare it for fire / to dry the foliage and mulch on the ground – who is demonizing water vapor as bad for the climate?

      • suyts says:

        Exactly. The SouthWest US is essentially a desert. It’s dry every summer. But, the nutters think this is something new.

        And, yes, they think water vapor causes warming…. they’re a strange group with little thinking

      • HankH says:

        Our average humidity in the summer is 4% – 8% with temperatures on average of 105 deg. F (40.5 C). Summers are always hot and dry.

      • Hank, Australia has same problems, only much bigger. Lots of dams can be made to save stormwater / to improve the climate, BUT (by the Warmist) contemporary beliefs say that ”building a dam is a taboo”

      • HankH says:

        We have storm water retention dams as part of our flash flood control system. Unfortunately we rarely get enough rain to find any water in them. Our average rainfall is only 2″ (5 cm) per year. We usually get it all at once. Hence the deadly flash floods that the area is known for.

        • Hank, DAMS, permanent water storages when made where most dry heat is created – rain increases / fire decrease

          it’s cute when you say: all 2” of rain you get in one go. Here where i’m, gets 5-7feet of rain and people complain that is dry and needs water restrictions; because saving water in new dams / lakes is strictly forbidden, by the same Warmist: .

  7. philjourdan says:

    Sorry, anyone looking for either facts of rational thought from huffpo is delusional. WHy not search the dnc site for positive stories on republicans? Both efforts are equally fruitful.

  8. Jim Masterson says:

    We were vacationing at Lake Chelan over the fourth. Late afternoon on the fourth, a wild fire started. It’s still not under control. The cause is under investigation, but I think fireworks are the likely culprit. It started on private land and spread to the state park. Now we’re talking about 1,500 acres. We left on Friday morning, and the smoke was quite noticeable.

    In the good ol’ summer time. In Seattle, a firework landed on a boat storage facility, and dozens of boats caught fire. There are responsible people, and there are knuckleheads.


  9. Me says:

    I don’t pay much attention to the CBC, they are like a lot of the LSM and if it wasn’t for taxes keeping them afloat they would have gone the way of the dinosaurs or they would have to make big cuts and actually work for a living.

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