Return of the Dust Bowl

Staff History Dust Bowl History.com Television Networks 2009

How the first Dust Bowl happened

" Most early settlers used the land for livestock grazing until agricultural mechanization combined with high grain prices during World War l enticed farmers to plow up millions of acres of natural grass cover to plant wheat." By history.com "The 150,000-square-mile area, encompassing the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and neighboring sections of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico, has little rainfall, light soil, and high winds, a potentially destructive combination." By history.com. So this shows how we overworked the land just to get Wheat so we could get rich. We wanted to get rich because we were being greedy. "Depression is like a war. You either win or die trying." By Unknown.

How could another Dust Bowl happen

"With 2012 temperatures the hottest on record and last year’s drought one of the worst in 25 years, are we on track for another event like it? Under the right circumstances, say the Ladoga Aquifer gets overdrawn or climate change reduces snow melt for the Platte and Arkansas rivers and farming halts in the High Plains, it could happen, says Nick Wilt gen, digital meteorologist for weather.com. However, he adds, it would be on a radically smaller scale. " By weather.com "A West Texas thunderstorm on July 24 kicked up a dust cloud as the winds passed over ground parched and barren from a drought that began back in 2010. As the dust passed over Interstate 20 just before 8 p.m., drivers lost sight of the road before them and quickly slowed down, setting off a chain of collisions as 17 cars and trucks ran into one another. Two 18-wheeler sandwiched one car, killing its driver and passenger." by smithsonianmag.com

When the dig drought happens what do we do

The quistion remains that we could have another Dust Bowl. One thing that we will experience would be more drought and not a lot of rain but a whole lot of dust(Well that is kind of not like you would not know that) like in Arizona there was a dust storm and it was completely pitch black inside the storm. Some things that we could do is we could build a dome over they area that has the dust but before that we need to move the people out of the dome. Another thing that could be done is just not build a dome and save money to not build a dome and just move the people out of the area. With all of the moving we don't move them out of the United States just in a different area until it fixes it selves. Those were only some of the things that we could do but you could be the next hero and find out how to help them and be the hero.