Scam of The Week – Claim That Forest Fires Are Unprecedented

The latest hysteria from the press is to claim that the forest fires in the west are unprecedented. (The most newsworthy one is about three miles from my house.)

Forest fires happen. They are an essential part of the forest cycle. The fires so far this year have been quite small compared to many in the past, like one which burned most of northwestern Colorado in 1898.

People making historical climate scare claims almost invariably have done no actual research into the historical record. Just the usual bunch of lazy scumbags.

FOREST FIRES IN COLORADO. – People in Northwest Part of the State Said to be Fleeing for Their Lives — Loss Will Be Enormous. – View Article –

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5 Responses to Scam of The Week – Claim That Forest Fires Are Unprecedented

  1. kim2ooo says:

    Funny that date corresponds to this article.

    Spring warmth: weather, not climate
    Posted on June 14, 2012 by Anthony Watts

    While alarmists bloviate about three months or warm weather citing it as cock-sure proof that global warming is at fault (like they always do), we have this from the University of Missouri-Columbia. It is research figuring out why this spring was so warm, and noting that in 1889, it happened the same way before.

    Note how the ENSO pattern differences affect the USA:

  2. In the early 1990’s, I worked as a research associate at CIRA (the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere), at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO, analyzing aerosol data from remote, federally-protected sites. Before I accept a forest fire season in the U.S. as “unprecedented”, it would have to exceed the 5.5 million acres burned in 1988-9. In my work then, I noted that an average, or “ordinary”, fire season sees 2 to 3 million acres burned.

  3. Andy DC says:

    Everything that happens is the “worst ever”. Even Hurricane Irene was the worst CAT .6 hurricane ever.

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