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The Geographic Center of the Dust Bowl by Kajm The Geographic Center of the Dust Bowl by Kajm
A few months back, I was given grief by a person who is concerned about droughts increasing. This, upon my posting peer-reviewed research, which shows that:

Droughts were worse in the past.

Droughts were NOT increasing / have NO increasing trend.

She posted a portion of what looked like an article, about a person who said 'it is happening again.' comments.deviantart.com/1/4446…


To that end, I provide this chart. It looks like:

Droughts happen a LOT in Oklahoma.

The most recent one is nowhere near as bad as several which happened LONG BEFORE CO2 PASSED THE OSTENSIBLY 'SAFE' LEVEL OF 350PPM (which it did in 1988, the year they really began screaming about weather we have always experienced).

And that's all I have time for this morning.

*edit* Almost forgot - you can chart your own info here www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/
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UNRELENT Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
People tend to forget, we did a great deal of altering the land to our tastes. How many of these areas used to be inhospitable before we tamed it? Sometimes, nature tries to take itself back.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*nods* I hear that. My impression here is that the geography and wind patterns have always made that region a semi-arid one. Not quite desert, but pretty darn close. And now there's a lot of people living there.
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UNRELENT Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
So...Nature taking itself back = Climate Change?
So that's how that works! See, the climate is changing! :p
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