Daily Archives: October 10, 2015

A Big Deal

Remember when Matt Pearce wrote an article printed in the LA Times making it sound as though the wildfire situation in the western U.S. this year is no big deal?

Reports from the National Interagency Fire Center say that this year has the most acres burned year-to-date in the U.S.


But wait — there’s more! Even though this year isn’t over yet (nearly three months remain), we’ve already set a new record:


Those black dots are yearly totals — the red one, circled, is only the year so far. With nearly three months to go, and October a traditionally bad fire month for California … how much worse will it get?

Is this what we can expect on a regular basis? I’m not referring to wildfire years — I mean, no matter what happens, people making it sound like it’s “no big deal”?