Dust Bowl Happening Again?
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How did the first Dust Bowl happen?
The Dust Bowl occurred because of severe drought and strong wind erosion. Over use of the land forced nature to strike back at us. With the grass destroyed and soil dried up, the land became a desert. “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” (http://www.history.com/topics/dust-bowl ). During the Dust Bowl, 60 percent of the people left the region because they wanted to get away from all the dust.”During the drought of the 1930s, with the grasses destroyed, the soil dried, turned to dust, and blew away eastwards and southwards in large dark clouds. At times the clouds blackened the sky, reaching all the way to East Coast cities such as New York and Washington, D.C. Much of the soil ended up deposited in the Atlantic Ocean”(http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/151818/ ).
Could another Dust Bowl occur?
In the 2015 summer, the drought severity has been going back up like in 2012-13 summers. So the odds are pointing to that yes, one year we will experience a somewhat like weather of the Dust Bowl.
How to prevent another Dust Bowl
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"How Historic California Drought Hurts Nation - CNN.com." CNN. Cable News Network. Web. 18 Dec. 2015.
"THE DUST BOWL: A Film By Ken Burns." PBS. PBS. Web. 18 Dec. 2015.