Reblogged from NoTricksZone
Not climate change: forest fires in the USA controlled by El Nino, arson and land use changes
By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt
(German text translated/edited by P Gosselin)
Droughts increase the risk of forest fires; that’s logical. However it is false to reflexively assign every forest fire to climate change. There have always been droughts and forest fires. Anyone wishing to shift the blame over to climate change first has to show that the trend has already deviated from the range of natural variability. For many, that is simply too much work.
2004 – 2014 burn acreage trend is falling. Chart source: Tony Heller.