Chuck Rice, a professor of soil microbiology and a climate change expert at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, says there is no doubt that droughts are cyclical but temperatures clocked last year in the most recent dry spell have beaten historical records.
“The records weren’t just slightly broken; they were significantly higher,” he said.
Complete bullshit. Kansas temperatures have been declining for 90 years, and the 1930s were much hotter than the past decade.
2012 didn’t even rank in the top five for record temperatures in Kansas.