Climate Scare Story Gets Doused…Global Wildfires Have Declined Since NASA Began Recording Data

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Despite media claims of increasing wildfires across the globe, data show the opposite is in fact the case: wildfires have been trending downwards since NASA started recording data.

Two days ago Kenneth wrote about how paleoclimatological findings suggested wild fires in Australia and the northwestern US raged with greater frequency and regularity until 500 to 900 years ago, when fire records rapidly declined to the present.

Next, reader Zoe here added that this has been the case as well in recent history as well.

Alarmists avoid question: “More fires or less fires?”

At her site, Zoe writes how alarmist researchers seem obsessed with the length of the fire season, warmer temperatures, greater evaporation etc., yet avoid the question: “Is there more or less fire?”

So Zoe plotted the data on active fires that NASA has collected daily since 2000. Here’s the result:

Global wildfires have been trending downwards so fat this century. Chart: Zoe Phin Data: NASA

Zoe writes: “Now it all makes sense. Climate scammers need to cherrypick locations and seasons in order to distract from the empirical truth that global fires have been decreasing. Disgusting.”

Far lower threat today

Digging a bit further, we also find data from an AGU publication going back to 1901, tweeted by Danish statistician Björn Lomborg:

Wildfires globally were certainly a much scarier threat back 100 years ago than they are today.




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6 responses to “Climate Scare Story Gets Doused…Global Wildfires Have Declined Since NASA Began Recording Data”

  1. Stew Green

    Pierre, what do you reckon to Facebook censoring
    the “German Solar Panel covered with snow” stories?

    Someone posted this
    https://techstartups.com/2021/02/11/germanys-green-energy-failure-germany-turns-back-coal-natural-gas-millions-solar-panels-blanketed-snow-ice/

    apparently based on RBB T interviews

    Facebook stamped it “False Information”
    quoting
    https://factcheck.afp.com/german-solar-wind-power-did-not-fail-cold-weather

  2. John F Hultquist

    In the Pacific-West of North America – especially the mountains of WA, OR, & northern California – there is a tremendous fuel load, more people and outdoor activity. Activities of people cause most ignitions; one study says 84%. Now, lots of fires get started and put out fast. Once or twice a year an auto catches fire, the driver heads to the side of the road (into dry grass), and there is only a few minutes to stop it from spreading (wind dependent).

    Some, like us, live in fire susceptible areas (wildland urban interface). There is a program called “Firewise” – –
    https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Firewise-USA

    We have been active in making our home more fire resistant. Example: siding of (fake) stone and fiber-cement lap siding. And more.

    There will be “mega-fires” because of the fuel load. They can’t be stopped. Just get out of the way or get active in-place.

  3. Scissor

    Nice work!

  4. Zoe Phin

    😃 Thank you!

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