1930s deniers are running rampant in government, led by James Hansen – who has been working for decades to distort the historical records of the 1930s.
If accurate records of the 1930s were still included in Hansen’s temperature graphs, they would decimate his theory and kill a $100 billion industry.
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.