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'Comparing the 2012 Drought to the Dust Bowl Droughts of the 1930s' by Dr. Jeff Masters


“The fact that we are experiencing a drought in 2012 comparable to the great Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s—without poor farming practices being partially to blame—bodes ill for the future of drought in the U.S. With human-caused global warming expected to greatly increase the intensity and frequency of great droughts like the 2012 drought in coming decades, we can expect drought to cause an increasing amount of damage and economic hardship for the U.S. “