Obama science czar John Holdren says US forest fires doubled this decade, when in fact they did the exact opposite. They have declined by more than 50%
This summer has been very wet in most of the west, and there are no large fires burning outside of California, Oregon and Idaho. The number of fires is the lowest in three decades, and has plummeted since 2006. (This number will increase a little over the next two months.)
Except for California and Oregon, this has been a wet summer.
Burn acreage this year has been less than half of the decadal average, and is the lowest in a decade.