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    Default Re: Free Download of all Key Bees & Pesticides Reports

    Quote Originally Posted by squarepeg View Post
    i did a little reading on it since you brought it up. the folks at columbia have a different take than yours:

    "had the SSTs been known in advance, it would have been possible to predict that the drought was to occur and, perhaps, the environmental and social catastrophe of the Dust Bowl could have been ameliorated."

    http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/div...dustbowl.shtml
    Thats quite an amusing conclusion you came to. The very same Columbia website also has this:
    The Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s was one of the worst environmental disasters of the Twentieth Century anywhere in the world. Three million people left their farms on the Great Plains during the drought and half a million migrated to other states, almost all to the West. But the Dust Bowl drought was not meteorologically extreme by the standards of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Indeed the 1856-65 drought may have involved a more severe drop in precipitation. It was the combination of drought and poor land use practice that created the environmental disaster.

    Full page here:
    http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/div...t_storms.shtml
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