Forest Fires Down 75% Since 1937


By: - Climate DepotOctober 24, 2016 1:19 PM

Never mind that US hurricanes are at a record low, extreme heat has plummeted in the US, drought is near a record low, tornadoes are near a record low, and wildfires are down 75% since the 1930’s.

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October 9, 1938 – NYTimes

In 1937, fires burned 22 million acres, compared to to 5 million this year. But the actual decline is much more than that, because the recent numbers include Alaska and the 1930’s numbers didn’t.

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National Interagency Fire Center