USA — The National Interagency Fire Center keeps records of the number of wildfires and areas covered for the United States on a daily basis. The following table listing fires for the past ten years from January 1 to September 24 was released September 25. As shown, 2013 wildfires are the lowest level in the past ten years and less than two-thirds the average. This is contrary to impressions given by national newspapers and ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN on their reporting.
Due to considerable September rainfall and snowfall out West, it is unlikely the number of 2013 wildfires will increase by any significant amount during the rest of the year.
The great attention given wildfires this year is due to efforts by President Obamas Administration promoting global warming from burning fossil fuels is causing increased catastrophic events like wildfires. Paraphrasing Mark Twain on his reported death, The news of greater national wildfires is greatly exaggerated.
Other areas involving the United States on global warming threats subject to Mark Twains comment are recent increases in rain, drought, hurricanes, tornados, sea level rise, 2012 being the hottest year on record, and lack of snowfall. On a global basis comments subject to Mark Twains comments are accelerating sea level rise, accelerating global temperature increases, and record decline on sea ice extent. There is a host of data collected by NOAA and other organizations refuting exaggerations by climate alarmists on recent weather data. Climate events happening today have been happening for millennia.