The Old Normal – Massive Forest Fires

Ivan sent these over.

OCTOBER 7, 1825
The Miramichi Fire – Maine & NB
3 million acres burned and 160 people killed.
1845
The Great Fire – Oregon
1.5 million acres burned
1853
The Yaquina Fire – Oregon
450,000 acres burned
1865
The Silverton Fire – Oregon
1 million acres burned
1868
The Coos Fire – Oregon
300,000 acres burned
SEPTEMBER 1, 1894
Hinckley Fire – Minnesota
160,000 acres burned, destroys the town of Hinkley, Minnesota, and killed 418 persons.
FEBRUARY 16 – 17, 1898
A Series Of Wildfires – South Carolina
up to 3,000,000 acres of forest land were charred.
AUGUST 20 – 21, 1910
The Big Blowup – Idaho and Montana
Over 3 million acres burned
OCTOBER 12, 1918
Cloquet – Minnesota
Over 1.2 million acres burned
http://www.nps.gov/fire/utility/uti_tl_largefirestext.cfm

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2 Responses to The Old Normal – Massive Forest Fires

  1. Lance says:

    Grew up in BC 60-70’s, and remember fires burning every summer, and very often near where I lived, however, now the fires are all caused by AGW…/sarc

  2. Jack says:

    UN RIO+20 Draft Treaty wants to grab 0,7% of GDP of every country:

    http://www.cfact.tv/2012/06/12/the-future-we-dread-marked-up-draft-of-un-rio20-agenda-reveals-shocking-sustainability-wish-list/

    Document:

    http://www.cfact.tv/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/UNFutureWeWantMajorGroupComments.pdf

    Annual Rio+20 cost for family of 4 (in USD) (Only developed nation’s taxpayers must pay, allegedly):
    Australia $1,293.60
    Canada $1,211.00
    Germany $1,205.96
    Iceland $913.92
    Ireland $1,170.96
    Israel $761.04
    Kenya $22.68
    Liechtenstein $0.00
    Luxembourg $2,155.44
    Mexico $250.04
    Netherlands $1,372.84
    Norway $2,445.80
    Russian Federation $277.20
    Spain $889.00
    Sweden $1,402.80
    Switzerland $2,002.56
    United Kingdom $1,069.60
    United States $1,325.52

    http://www.cfact.tv/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Rio+20-financial-commitments-world-bank-GNP.xls

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