NCDC says that 1930s were the driest years, much drier than the present.
The EPA says that the 1930s were the hottest years
NASA used to say that the 1930s were the hottest years, before they altered their data.
Hansen used to say that the 1930s were the hottest and driest years.
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.
in the U.S. there has been little temperature change in the past 50 years, the time of rapidly increasing greenhouse gases — in fact, there was a slight cooling throughout much of the country
People who lived in the 1930s didn’t have any doubt.