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The dust bowl - documentary

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    [FONT=trebuchet ms][SIZE=16px]The dust bowl in the 1930s USA affected Oklahoma very badly and created poverty on an enormous scale. The documentary (it is being repeated on one of our government television stations) is quite heart breaking to watch. So many elderly people recalling their childhood and the deaths from dust-pneumonia of parents and grandparents and grinding poverty and to ferocious drought that caused the dust.

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    I saw that. It was most interesting, but it is a matter of hindsight better than foresight. Greed also was responsible for the mistakes as much as ignorance. Who could have known the natural climate cycles back in the 1930's? This year, those areas are a garden of Eden of rain and crops, as was last year. The incredible forces of nature.
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