When have you ever heard that a wildfire season is a good one? Well you are experiencing that good news right now. Why the good news black out? It is partially the way the news business is, most in the business like to report bad news over good news. But in this case, there is an added political agenda.
It helps the propaganda effort for AGW, Anthropogenic Global Warming, or human caused warming. There is a saying from Hitler and others that if you say a lie enough times, people will believe it is true. The opposite is true also, if you censor the truth thoroughly, people will not think it is true.
So during this extra low fire year President Obama in late July said the reason this was a high fire year was AGW. As you can see in the chart, the two lowest back to back fires years, in the last ten years at least, are the last two years. In Obamaese higher or lower does not count, what counts is the propaganda objective, it would appear.
DENVER — This year’s below-average wildfire season comes as welcome news for Westerners, but it’s also burning a hole in the environmentalist narrative on climate change.
Although summer isn’t over, and fires are burning in California and Oregon, it has been a mild year in terms of the number of wildfires and acres burned according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
The agency reports that 2.77 million acres have burned this year as of Sept. 5, a decline from the 3.9 million acres that had burned by the same date in 2013 and less than half the 10-year average of 6.2 million acres. The number of fires, 38,451, is also down considerably from the 10-year average of 56,278.
That reduction is even more impressive given that the Pacific Northwest was hit with an above-average wildfire season.