Spectacular Forest Fire Lies From The US Government

Most of the west had a very quiet fire season. Here in Colorado, the fire season was one of the quietest on record. Same was true in New Mexico and Wyoming. But due to some large fires in Alaska, the total burn acreage was the highest in a decade.

The US government wasted no time declaring the nine million acres to be a record.

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Nation nears wildfire record with more than 9 million acres burned

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National Interagency Fire Center

Had anyone in the US government bothered to check their own fire records, they would have known that there were more than four times as many fires in 1938, and that burn acreage in 1938 was almost four times s large as 2015.

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05 Jan 1940 – U.S.A. FOREST FIRES.

h/t Andy Oz

The 1930’s were much hotter and drier in the US. Even NASA’s James Hansen knows this.

Empirical evidence does not lend much support to the notion that climate is headed precipitately toward more extreme heat and drought. The drought of 1999 covered a smaller area than the 1988 drought, when the Mississippi almost dried up. And 1988 was a temporary inconvenience as compared with repeated droughts during the 1930s “Dust Bowl” that caused an exodus from the prairies, as chronicled in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.

NASA GISS: Science Briefs: Whither U.S. Climate?

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7 Responses to Spectacular Forest Fire Lies From The US Government

  1. omanuel says:

    Today we face an evil and powerful force that is even now being defeated by coincidence !

    [God’s way of remaining anonymous.]


  2. sunsettommy says:

    There were reports of arson and accidental fires started in Alaska.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Most of the fires in June 2004 were located in Alaska’s interior, while this June they have been scattered throughout the state, Alaska DNR said. They added that it was unusual to have this concentration of fire starts.

      Lightning strikes were a major contributor to the ignition of wildfires in both June 2015 and June 2004. However, Alaska DNR says that June 2015 has had much more lightning than June 2004. In a span of three days from June 21-23, 2015, about 50,000 lightning strikes were recorded across the state.

      The largest wildfire in the state is the Iditarod River Fire, which had burned 98,183 acres through June 28. That wildfire and the other top 10 largest wildfires in Alaska through June 28 were all started by lightning strikes.

      I am not finding a thing on arson however Google is now putting up the information THEY want you to read and not what you ask for. GRRRRrrrr

  3. Andy DC says:

    In 1910, 1881 and 1825 we had SINGLE fires that burned approximately 2.5 million acres. Kind of makes these fires look tiny by comparison.

  4. rah says:

    Noticed that wildfire down near Bastrop, TX appears it won’t get to the current Camp Swift complex though it is burning places that were part of the Camp During WW II. That place was a major training facility during WW II and units that took part in the invasion of N. Africa trained there. The fabled10th Mountain Div also trained there. The place had 90,000 troops on almost 60,000 acres then. Now it’s under 12,000 acres and a Texas NG training facility. Back when I first went there to train troops in the early 90s there was no sleeping on the ground because of the carpet of fire ants. Jungle hammocks were the only way to go to get any sleep. Eventually the entomology department from Ft. Sam Houston came out and took care of the worst of that problem for us. When ever we went their to train an Army officer from Ft.Sam Houston that was an archaeologist came out with us. He discovered several paleo Indian sites.

  5. rah says:

    there not their!

  6. Hifast says:

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

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