I received this message from USDA yesterday; it reminded me of some other adjustment costs of climate change.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that wildland fire suppression costs for the fiscal year have exceeded $2 billion, making 2017 the most expensive year on record. Wildfires have ravaged states in the west, Pacific Northwest, and Northern Rockies regions of the United States this summer.
That’s just USDA; it doesn’t include Interior Department expenditures.
Below are annual and year-to-date (14 September) data on acres burned.
Total acres burned (through 2016) and fire suppression costs (USDA-Forest Service, Department of Interior), deflated by CPI into 2016$, are shown in Figure 2.
But remember: “Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!”!!!