Logically, if all of the above were true, a place like Los Angeles (almost ground zero for the drought) would be seeing temperature records falling like rocks as the earth continued to warm. To that point, I present this chart of historical averages and record lows and highs for Los Angeles from Intellicast, who maintains a massive database of historical weather data for many cities in the country:
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Then, there's New Orleans; ground zero for hurricane Katrina in 2005:
For this city, there hasn't been a record temperature broken since 1993; and the record for any day in February has stood since 1899.
Neither of these two cities has seen a high temperature record broken since the early 1990's. Either they have been exempt from global warming or, maybe it isn't as worrisome as we have been led to believe. If 2014 was truly the hottest year on record, then, why were no records broken in any month for these two cities in that year?
It's a little hard to believe that rest of the world was hot while we remained cool in 2014.
Climate Change Has Arrived in California (Op-Ed): http://www.livescience.com/38913-climate-change-has-arrived-in-california.html
Hurricane Katrina and global warming: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina_and_global_warming
Intellicast: Los Angeles: http://www.intellicast.com/Local/History.aspx?month=7
One for the Record Books: 2014 Officially Hottest Year: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/record-2014-hottest-year-18502