Return of the Thirties

The Dust Bowl Returns

How did this happen

The Dust Bowl happened because America cut down forest on a weekly basis. Without the trees, there was nothing else to hold the dust back in the forest. This was a big percent of our space on earth. Not only the trees that held it back were cut down, but the grass that held the top soil was plowed away by the farmers that made there homestead on the prairies. With nothing to hold back the dust, it went to the static electricity, the middle of the country. That's what caused the dust storms. This made America poor, the farms were ruined and so were many lives. Without the food the farms provided, much of america became poor. If you were rich, you would go to school. With luck, you would have a roof, and a meal on the table.
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Citation

1.)"The California Drought." Earthjustice. N.p., 22 July 2015. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.

2.)"History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian." History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.

California Drought

California is going through a severe drought. So bad, it's setting a record. "Long-abandoned cars were discovered in shallow rivers, ghost towns emerged at the bottoms of lake beds, and glints of gold in the near-dry streams sent amateur prospectors hotfooting it back into the hills." Gold and cars have been found, but not much water.

Preventing a Future Dust Bowl

to prevent future dust bowls we can plant trees and reduce the rate of deforestation. we can also try to stop pollution and global warming

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-wheelers sandwiched one car, killing its driver and passenger.