The Obama administration has infected many U.S. agencies with green-sharia bureaucrats attempting to "stone" the American economy into submission with its anti-growth, anti-job and anti-scientific CO2 policies - symptoms of this green-radical agenda include exaggerating the uniqueness and severity of extreme recent weather events, such as the 2012 drought
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Using NOAA's online climate empirical evidence tools, the above charts easily counter the U.S. taxpayer funded green-fundamentalist scientists' claims that the drought of 2012 was "unique", "unprecedented" or "without equal."
Well prior to modern era's massive growth in consumer/industrial CO2 emissions, severe droughts had frequently plagued major areas of the U.S. The above Y-T-D through October NOAA precipitation charts, for a variety of pre-1960 years, factually demonstrate this.
Note on 'Green-sharia': Global warming alarmists and anti-CO2 advocates embody a green belief system that closely resembles an anti-science theology, primarily based on flaky, cult-like doomsday scenarios. Like any group of cultists, they are extremely gullible in regards to authoritarian fear-mongering, to the point of idolatry fanaticism. Not only do these fundamentalists reject any empirical evidence that questions their green ideology, they will aggressively attack and smear any heretic/skeptic who challenges their beliefs. It's bad enough that these ideologue zealots are constantly proselytizing about their doomsday scenarios to the unwary, but like the the worst-of-the-worst religious extremists, they want to force everyone to kowtow to their fundamentalism - in essence, the imposition of their green-sharia.