The year 1934 was far more extreme than anything we have experienced recently.
Maximum temperatures averaged the hottest in US history
Like the current February, temperatures in the east were extremely cold
Almost 70% of the US reached 100 degrees, compared to just over 20% last year.
80% of the US was in drought.
The drought in the US during 1934 blew away all records, but it wasn’t just in the US – it was all over the world.
LONDON, June 2, 1934
Farmers’ Ruinous Losses
Almost Universal Disaster
Europe Revives Pagan Rites
A survey of the threat of a world drought reveals ruinous losses by farmers in many parts of the world. There is an actual shortage of food, with young crops blasted in the ground by the scorching sunshine and thousands of cattle without pasture. The disaster is felt from the Mississippi in the United States, to the Volga, in Russia, from the Yugoslavian valleys to the Western Canadian prairies.
Almost the entire US was over 100 degrees during June, 1934
If we had a year like 1934 now, climate experts would boldly declare 99.7% certainty that such weather was impossible below 350 PPM CO2.