The US press was full of claims last summer that July 2010 was the hottest on record, but NOAA records show that it wasn’t even close to July 1934 – before it got adjusted by Hansen et al.
Below right, I mapped the original July, 1934 Weather Bureau anomaly map (bottom image) into the same color scheme as the July NCDC map (below left.) I had to add two extra (yellow) colors in the 1934 map for anomalies of +8 and +10.
As you can see, July 1934 was much hotter than the “hottest July ever” in 2010.
July, 2010 July, 1934
Below is Hansen’s handiwork, which demoted 1934 – sixty six years later..