Short memory is the key to maintaining climate alarm. The climate of the Northeast US has gotten much better over time. Prior to 1970, they were in drought most of the time. Droughts are rare there now.
The frequency of hot days in the Northeast has also declined considerably since the 1930’s. One notable exception was the very hot summer of 1988, when NASA’s James Hansen gave his 100% clueless testimony to Congress, and unleashed decades of mass stupidity on politicians and the press.