Romm and friends are constantly whining about an imagined increase in extreme weather, but as usual, they have no clue what they are talking about.
In the US, the 1930s had nearly as much extreme weather as all other decades combined. In fact, the past decade (2000-2009) may have had the least extreme weather.
Twenty three states set their record high temperature in the 1930s, compared with one during the past decade.
Eleven states set their low temperature record in the 1930s, compared with none during the past decade.
Dr. Hansen described droughts in the 1930s :
Empirical evidence does not lend much support to the notion that climate is headed precipitately toward more extreme heat and drought. The drought of 1999 covered a smaller area than the 1988 drought, when the Mississippi almost dried up. And 1988 was a temporary inconvenience as compared with repeated droughts during the 1930s “Dust Bowl” that caused an exodus from the prairies, as chronicled in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.
The most powerful hurricane to ever hit the US was the Great Labor Day Storm of 1935. It was the only storm to ever hit the US with a pressure lower than 900 mb, and may have had winds as high as 185 MPH at landfall.
The conclusion is that extreme weather has not increased, but extreme whining and whiners have.