Global Warming Causing Disturbing Trends In US Wildfires!!!!!!

We’re told, over and over again, that global warming/climate change is causing more and worse wild fires.  It seems every time a significant fire breaks out, we hear this canard. 

Here’s the last 16 years of the US wild fires and acreage burnt.

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Acres is the left axis, fires is the right.  Source is the National Interagency Fire Center.

Consider all of the babbling nonsense you’ve heard and read regarding this topic over the period of time I’ve graphed. 

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14 Responses to Global Warming Causing Disturbing Trends In US Wildfires!!!!!!

  1. gator69 says:

    I couldn’t resist. My bad.

  2. daveburton says:

    This is in spite of Obama’s best efforts to worsen the wildfire problem.

    That sounds like a joke, but it’s not. In the summer of 2011 the Obama Administration abruptly canceled the contract for the U.S. Forest Service’s use of P-3 Orion firefighting planes, “the backbone of the aerial firefighting arsenal.” That irresponsible action gutted the U.S. Forest Service’s aerial firefighting capability.

    The Administration’s reasons are mysterious. They claimed it was due to safety concerns, but the planes, though old, had excellent safety records, they were up-to-date on their maintenance and inspections, and they were much cheaper than getting new planes.

    The USFS was left with eleven smaller P-2 Neptunes. They went shopping for other planes, mostly BAe-146 jets, but the Orions are still sorely missed.

    The company which operated the Orions was Aero Union. The Obama Administration’s action put them out of business. Their six big four-engine P-3 Orion tankers (plus a 7th that was scheduled to enter service on the day the contract was cancelled) were the core of our aerial firefighting capabilities. They were very economical, compared to either buying new planes or fighting fires without them. They were the “big boys,” with about twice the payload of the two-engine P-2 Neptunes, and 1.5x the payload of the new BAe-146 jets. I think the USFS also has access to a few Canadian CV-580s, but they’re smaller yet.

    Putting Aero Union out of business not only deprived the USFS of most of the large firefighting planes they used, it also jeopardizes the maintenance of the MAFFS systems that Aero Union built, which are used on other firefighting planes.

    The loss of the P-3 Orions drastically reduced the aerial firefighting capability of the USFS, and increased the risks faced by firefighters on the ground. I expected that problems with wildfires out west would worsen as a result. To my surprise, that hasn’t happened, so far:
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/08/05/u-s-forest-fires-versus-climate-model-predictions/

    • suyts says:

      Dave, sorry about the wait …. I don’t check the moderation bin near often enough. And, yeh, I’ve written on that in the past.

  3. gator69 says:

    OMG, what a maroon! 😆

    chaos_in_ashland says:

    Anthropogenic Climate Change is all bad. It’s bad for the species that we’ve killed off. It’s bad for the series of events we’ve set in motion, from killing the ocean to changing the weather patterns, and it’s also bad because we have the ability to fix it albeit people like you who simply can’t grasp that scientists know more about science than you do.

    And my MS in Science says a lot more about my understanding about the Scientific Method than you do, but just in case: Observe, Hypothesis, Prediction, Experimentation, Conclusion.

    There is absolutely no argument against climate change that has passed the peer review process… which is like when teachers grade your papers in class. As of now, the entire GOP is failing miserably – says the Worlds Scientists.

    • DirkH says:

      …and using an e mail address jc@sks… Even as fraudsters they are incompetent.

    • gator69 says:

      I have been debating a zealot whose first shot across the bow was the “97% consensus” BS, and she pointed to Cook’s work. John Cook has been shown time and again to be a fraud. These zealots are truly sick, in one breath they attack Dr Soon for being paid by the Smithsonian (of course they think it was the Southern Co), and then use John Cook as proof of something (God only knows what) in the next breath.

      John Cook could be caught roasting polar bears over a fire of giant sequoias while fracking, and the kooks would still call him a “climate expert”. To them there is no sin evil enough to remove their team’s credentials.

      Oh, and did I mention that the zealot was dismissive of the 7 million who needlessly starve each year, until I shamed her on it, and then she questioned my numbers!

      • leftinflagstaff says:

        They worship the reinforcers of their fantasies, and not just with climate. See: Barack Obama

      • gator69 says:

        Well she finally threw in the towel. Once I gave her UN figures that validated my 7 million deaths per year post, she said, “This is getting silly. Goodbye, and good luck with your belief system, you’ll need it.”

        Leftists hate data, especially when it is their own. 😆

    • suyts says:

      There are no depths of behavior which is out-of-bounds for these zealots!

  4. Latitude says:

    this is shocking!….

    • leftinflagstaff says:

      Add the totals for the three years, then multiply by x to get the number never apprehended, and tell me that’s not an invasion. Even with some being multiple apprehensions of the same individual.

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