The New York Times claims that this year had record forest fires in North America, and that it was caused by warming temperatures caused by CO2. They say that Putin and the Russian media are lying about this topic.
Western media have examined the role of rising temperatures and drought in this year’s record wildfires in North America, Russian media continue to pay little attention to an issue that animates so much of the world.
The indifference reflects widespread public doubt that human activities play a significant role in global warming, a tone set by President Vladimir Putin, who has offered only vague and modest pledges of emissions cuts ahead of December’s U.N. climate summit in Paris.
The National Interagency Fire Center shows that that the New York Times claim is false. There were far more fires and more acres burned in 2006. Not to mention the fact that this was an exceptionally quiet year east of California. The high totals were caused mainly by Alaskan fires.
The New York Times fraud is much worse than it seems. In 1938, they reported almost four times as many fires and more than twice as many acres burned in 1937. But it gets even worse. The 1937 totals were only half of the 1936 totals. Forest fires were worse in the 1930’s – by a huge margin.
This is completely consistent with EPA data showing that the 1930s were much hotter.
It is also completely consistent with NOAA thermometer data which shows that the 1930s were much hotter in the US.
This is standard operating procedure at the New York Times. They cite fake statistics about temperature and fires, as evidence for fake climate change. Obama and the New York Times are the new Soviet Pravda – lying about everything – while Putin and the Russian media are telling the truth.