Global Warming: Wildfires at All-Time Low

Global Warming: Wildfires at All-Time Low
August 26, 2013

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly... (read full bio)

The number of wildfires in the United States is at an all-time low this year, the National Interagency Fire Center reports. The number of total acres burned is at its second lowest on record.

The wildfire data contradict alarmist assertions that global warming is causing more wildfires. National Interagency Fire Center data show the number of U.S. wildfires has been in decline for the past 40 years.

Of course, wildfires have always been a part of nature and always will be, regardless of whether the planet warms or cools. Global warming alarmists like to pounce on the wildfires that still occur and claim they are caused by global warming. Objective data, however, show that wildfires are becoming less frequent as our planet modestly warms.

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly... (read full bio)