The new normal in climate science is to distort climate records from the 1930s.
After recalculating data from last year, the nation’s climatologists are declaring that Oklahoma suffered through the hottest summer ever recorded in the U.S. last year — not Texas as initially announced last fall.
“It doesn’t make me feel any better,” joked Texas rancher Debbie Davis, who lives northwest ofSan Antonio.
In the new tally by the National Climatic Data Center, Oklahoma’s average temperature last summer was 86.9 degrees, while Texas finished with 86.7 degrees. The previous record for the hottest summer was 85.2 degrees set in 1934 — in Oklahoma.
NCDC’s data shows that the Oklahoma City summer of 1934 had 61 days over 100 degrees, compared to only 38 days in 2011.
The graph below shows all 100+ degree days ever recorded at Oklahoma City, which have been on the decline. Nine of Oklahoma City’s ten hottest days occurred before 1960.
Even more disgusting is their failure to discuss the drought of 1934, which was by far the worst in US history. Much of the population abandoned Oklahoma during the 1930s, because the heat and drought made it unlivable. The Dust Bowl was an important part of Oklahoma history, as chronicled by Steinbeck in “The Grapes Of Wrath.” NASA and NOAA appear determined to erase the Dust Bowl from our memory.
Compare vs. 2011
h/t to Marc Morano