Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Just in--

2011 Drought Could Go Down as Nation’s Worst

New York--A page one story in today’s New York Times discusses the impact of severe drought on agriculture in 14 states from Florida to Arizona. The Times reports that the drought in southwestern Georgia rivals the Dust Bowl days while in Texas, no part of the state is immune.

The 2011 drought could go down as one of the nation’s worst.

Climatologists are comparing this year’s drought to the one that hit the nation in the early to mid-1950s. Many are saying the 2011 drought will have the same cultural impact of the great 1930s drought that burdened the nation during the Great Depression.

New York Times article

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