The first eight months of 2012 had the most extreme weather in U.S. since such record-keeping began in 1910, according to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The Climate Extremes Index, or CEI, is used to track the highest and lowest 10 percent of extremes in temperature, precipitation, drought, and tropical storms and hurricanes across the lower 48 states. That the year-to-date was the most extreme on record should not come as much of a surprise, since the year to date was the hottest on record, and a massive drought, accompanied by searing heat waves, gripped much of the country from March through the end of the summer.
What complete bullshit. Most of the extreme weather from the index was mild temperatures during the winter and spring. 2012 has been very quiet for hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. The drought was nowhere near as bad as 1988 (did the Mississippi River dry up this year?) The heat was nowhere near as bad as 1936, 1934 or 1901.
These people are disgusting charlatans who are abusing American history.