NASA: Global acreage burned by fire has dropped 24% since 1998

Man made CO2-induced wildfire proliferation update…

Watts Up With That?

NASA detects drop in global fires

Shifting livelihoods across the tropical forest frontiers of South America, the Eurasian Steppe, and the savannas of Africa are altering landscapes and leading to a significant decline in the amount of land burned by fire, a trend that NASA’s satellites have detected from space.

The global area of land burned each year declined by 24 percent between 1998 and 2015, according to analysis of satellite data by NASA scientists and their colleagues. The largest decline was seen across savannas in Africa, and due to changing livelihoods. CREDIT Credits: Joshua Stevens/NASA’s Earth Observatory

The ongoing transition from nomadic cultures to settled lifestyles and intensifying agriculture has led to a steep drop not only in the use of fire on local lands, but in the prevalence of fire worldwide, researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and colleagues found.

Globally, the total acreage burned by…

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Fake News “Cooks” Guardian’s Climate Credibility

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With 13 known fatalities and nearly a thousand buildings and structures destroyed in the tragic Tennessee fires, the usual climate ambulance chasers are out in force blaming, you guessed it, man-made “climate change”!

The hysterical Guardian

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Fires and drought cook Tennessee – a state represented by climate deniers | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian

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Author John Abraham notes “The causes of drought are combinations of lowered precipitation and higher temperatures.” 

This is a no-brainer, however it is dishonest to blame so-called, man-made climate change as the root cause of the fires based on “many weeks of weather (warm and dry) that have led to the current conditions.” 

Climate change is measured over multi-decadal periods, over a 30 year period or ‘climate point’, not over “many weeks” as the Guardian ferments.

Abraham deliberately focuses on the “many weeks” time-scale because a longer look at Tennessee’s climate history wrecks his CO2-induced, man-made climate change theory…

Temperature

Tennessee temperature record shows no global warming climate change trend…

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Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Precipitation

Tennessee has been getting wetter…

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Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Drought

Tennessee is currently experiencing a bad drought as the Guardian correctly identifies

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But, how severe is this drought historically? And, is it due to human CO2 ‘carbon’ emissions or simply, natural cycles in climate?

Before WW2, the time period that the IPCC claims CO2-emissions were yet to have an effect on climate, the US experienced more severe drought.

In the low-CO2 (309 ppm) year of July 1934, 80% of the US was in severe to extreme drought…

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Historical Palmer Drought Indices | Temperature, Precipitation, and Drought | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

By November, 50% of the US remained in severe to extreme drought…

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US Drought November 1934

Forest Fires

The most glaring example of the hysterical Guardian’s dishonesty to its readership, is the simple fact that while CO2 has been increasing, the “Numbers of [Tennessee] wildfires have been trending downward since the late 1970’s.” 

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This is why “fake news” organisations like The Guardian, CNN, ABC, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, NYTimes, Washington Post, BBC et al., cannot be trusted on anything related to global warming climate change.

They are not interested in “the science” that they and fellow climate alarmists claim to own, rather, their primary interest lies in misinforming readers and viewers with cherry-picked propaganda to further their political goals and ideological agenda.

And to dear John Abraham, “belief” and “denial” are the words of zealots, not scientists.

Those who continue to slime with the “denier” meme, in a vile reference to “Holocaust denial” (designed to intimidate and isolate) indicate they’ve run out of arguments, and slurs are all they have left. The historical climate data above, that took 10 minutes to source, exposes this.

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Climatism extends its condolonces to the victims and their families and all those effected by the Tennessee wildfires. And blessings to the brave first responders.

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Debunking the L A Times story claiming new study shows human caused warming doubled western U.S. area burned since 1984

As evidence for anthropogenic global warming theory dwindles, with widespread debunking of the favoured canaries of doom (like the recent record September Arctic sea-ice growth along with its decadal recovery) the CAGW obsessed mainstream media will simply double down on their falsehoods to reinforce their ideologically driven agenda.

They certainly won’t re-evaluate or tell truths about “global warming”, as too many jobs, money and reputations are now at stake.

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin

The October 10, 2016 Times article addresses a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences where the authors claimed that through the use of large scale climate models and annual wildfire data from 1984 to 2015 they determined that man made climate change increased the aridity of wildfire fuel by 55% which doubled the area of the western U.S. that burned during this period.

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This latest story is significantly different in its presentation of a supposed wildfire connection to climate change versus a wildfire story which was published in the Times on October 18, 2015 where Governor Brown’s attempt to link man made climate change to wildfires was unsupported by fire experts.(

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-84747069/)

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In October 18, 2015 Times article wildfire experts unsupportive of Brown’s position noted that:

“But climate scientists’ computer models show only that global warming will bring consistently…

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Wildfires Were Much Worse In The Past

As CO2 has increased, wildfire acreage in the US has dramatically decreased.
Obama, the UN and the global warming alarmist media fail to tell you this because it completely wrecks their politically motivated climate change agenda.

What other inconvenient climate facts do they hide from you to protect their reputations and the climate con in general?

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

There was a bit of interesting testimony at the Senate Sub-Committee on Green Jobs and the New Economy in June. Professor David South, one of the top US experts on forestry, trashes claims that AGW is making wildfires worse.

Testimony of David B. South
Retired Emeritus Professor, Auburn University
Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy
3 June 2014

Human Activity, more so than Climate Change, Affects the Number and Size of Wildfires

I am David B. South, Emeritus Professor of Forestry, Auburn University. In 1999 I was awarded
the Society of American Foresters’ Barrington Moore Award for research in the area of
biological science and the following year I was selected as Auburn University’s “Distinguished
Graduate Lecturer.” In 1993 I received a Fulbright award to conduct tree seedling research at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and in 2002 I was a Canterbury Fellow…

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New York Times Caught Lying – Yet Again

What other climate news does the New York Times blatantly lie about in order to advance their global warming agenda?

Real Science

The New York Times is lying about climate yet again, claiming that last year was a record fire year at 10.1 million acres and it was due to climate.

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Wildfires, Once Confined to a Season, Burn Earlier and Longer – The New York Times

The level of fraud is off-scale. The New York Times reported in 1938 that more than twice that many acres burned in 1937. Why didn’t Matt Richtel and Fernanda Santos research their own paper?

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October 9, 1938 – NYTimes

The US Forest Service reported that five times as many acres burned in the early 1930’s

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Indicator 3.16: Area and percent of forest affected by abiotic agents

But their fraud gets much worse. When CO2 was at pre-industrial levels, forest burned almost fifteen times as much land in the US.

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https://www.nifc.gov/PIO_bb/Policy/FederalWildlandFireManagementPolicy_2001.pdf

Outside of Alaska and California, last year was not a big fire year. The Rocky Mountains were…

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February 1889 : Another Exceptionally Severe Heat Wave

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Melbourne, February 13. 1889

The heat inland on Saturday and Sunday was very trying, the followed high temperatures were recorded :—Charlton, 110 in the shade; Pyramid Bill, 116; Casterton. 109; Merino, 106 ; Hamilton,110; Macarthur, 101; and Boort, 111. In coastal places the heat was tempered by a cooling breeze. The great heat inland caused bosh fires to break oat in a number of places, and a good deal of damage was done.

15 Feb 1899 – Another Heat Wave. VICTORIA AND SOUTH AUSTRALIA …

CO2 at the time was 280 parts per million.

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February 10, 1893 : Victorian Bushfires Raging A Few Miles From Melbourne

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The city was enveloped in smoke today from, the bush fires which are raging a few miles out of the metropolis.

A destructive bush fire is raging at Mansfield. An immense amount of damage has been done on one run, whereabout 3,000 sheep were roasted and millions of rabbits have been destroyed.

18 Feb 1893 – BUSH FIRES IN VICTORIA. Melbourne, February 10.

CO² at the time was 280 parts per million.

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