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Worst Man Made Disaster – Dust Bowl

Ken Burns is American’s greatest story teller. At least he is the best of our time. Watch Episode 1: The Great Plow-Up on PBS. See more from The Dust Bowl. From C&L: If you didn’t get a chance to see this special on PBS this week, and you’ve got some spare time to check it out on line instead, I’d highly recommend making some time to watch this latest documentary from Ken Burns, The Dust Bowl. From PBS: THE DUST BOWL: THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the

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Despite The Risks, Republicans Won’t Allow Full Debate On Climate Change

A recent article in New Scientist said that changing weather patterns have increased the chance for recurring drought in East Africa.  (Above–Oxfam photo of a family gathering firewood in drought-stricken Kenya in 2011.)   From New Scientist— “Last year’s drought occurred because both of the region’s rainy seasons failed. We already know that the trigger for the failure of the “short rains”, between October and December 2010, was La Niña – a cyclical meteorological event caused by a pulse of cool water rising to the surface of the eastern Pacific Ocean. But efforts to work out why the “long rains” that occur between March and

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Living The Rick Perry Texas Miracle Every Day

Above is a picture of the front page of yasterday’s Houston Chronicle. I took the picture outside on the hot and parched Texas grass. It sure is hot. The newspaper above reports that Texas farmers and ranchers have suffered major losses due to the current drought in Texas, while at the same time Texas Governor and Presidential candidate Rick Perry denies the existence of global warming. While nobody can be sure that one cause of the terrible weather in Texas for the past few months has been global warming, it is quite possible that this is indeed the case.  However, of course, Rick Perry

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