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Extreme Wildfire Fraud In The National Climate Assessment

Yesterday I showed how the National Climate Assessment is committing blatant fraud about heat waves by hiding the data that shows their claims are inverted from reality.

heat wave index fraud

Extreme Fraud In The National Climate Assessment | The Deplorable Climate Science Blog

In this post, I show how they are doing exactly the same thing with wildfires. They show that U.S. burn acreage rapidly increasing.

nca wildfires since 1980

The graph was taken from page 38 of the Fourth National Climate Assessment document released in November 2018.

nca impacts page

Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States

But why did they start their graph in 1983? The US has very detailed burn acreage data going back for more than a century and it was much higher prior to 1970.

usda total acreage burn since 1916

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

I overlaid the National Climate Assessment Graph on the Forest Service graph, and it becomes clear exactly what they are doing.

Like in the heat-wave graph, they picked the lowest point for their start date, so that they could show an upwards trend – and deceive the public.

nca graph vs forest service graph

They hid essentially all of the essential data, which shows that burn acreage is down 80% in the US over the past 90 years.

nca hiding the data

Burn acreage was very carefully tracked and reported during the 1930s. People split the atom and built the Golden Gate Bridge during the 1930s.

It is not surprising that they also knew how to do the basic mathematics which climate scientists seem to be incapable of.

nytimes 1938 one every 3 minutes

October 9, 1938 – NYTimes

The same story in California. Last year had very high burn acreage, but the trend since the 1930s is generally down.

calif acreage burned since 1933


In 1936, forest fires were seen as the greatest threat to prosperity.

santa cruz news 1936 forest fires

05 Dec 1936, Page 7 – Santa Cruz Evening News at

And as always, the fraudulent work of the National Climate Assessment is backed by many other fraudsters, like the Union of Concerned Scientists.

union concerned scientists wildfire risks

Is Global Warming Fueling Increased Wildfire Risks? | Union of Concerned Scientists

Read more at Real Climate Science

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