America’s Great 2012 Drought – As Bad As The Dust Bowl?


The progress of the drought of 2012 has been horrific covering almost as much of the U.S. as during the 1930s dust bowl.

The current drought is covering almost as much of the U.S. as during the 1930s dust bowl:

As the Weather Channel pointed out last month, the area covered by drought rivals some of the dust bowl years:

As of June – the area covered by severe drought was still lower than during the Dust Bowl years, but still made the top 10 list:

But – despite the recent rains in some areas, which reduced by 1% the area covered by drought – the farm states remain parched, and the area covered by severe drought is still growing.

Unfortunately, the one certainty is higher food prices.

Some say this proves global warming is a dire threat, while others say that it is dishonest to claim that short-term weather proves anything.

But we can all agree on the following

We should use benign technology – and not cures which are worse than the ailments (like sending nearly microscopic particles of specially made glass into the Earth’s upper atmosphere or cutting down trees and burying them) – to address climate

Nuclear is not the answer … although the nuclear lobby would like you to think it is

As Britain’s energy regulator and many others note, microgeneration is key

Reducing soot is crucial … and economically feasible

Imposing fascism is never justified

Downsizing the military is vital

Cap and trade (the carbon tax scam) is not the least bit helpful

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