Fig.3: The "new" dataset. NIFC writes: "Prior to 1983, the federal wildland fire agencies did not track official wildfire data using current reporting processes. As a result, there is no official data prior to 1983 posted on this site." The original "old" dataset had been used in several papers and official reports. The final result is to show that wildfire grow "due to climate change". If, as it seems, the shortening (killing) of the dataset depends on "controlled fires" inserted within, we must note that at any time the non-natural, or man-made, fires have been and are the majoriry of "wildfires" and they should be erased from the post-1983 series too.