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Drought...then famine>>>>?

Drought as bad or worse then the 1950's....

1 posted on 03/21/2013 2:44:12 PM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH

I don’t think they are counting the droughts in the 1950s or 1930s as “recent memory.”


2 posted on 03/21/2013 2:45:58 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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Here’s a suggestion: stop using water to grow food for fuel. You’ll save water, money, food, and energy.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 2:48:54 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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The farm is in Eastern Oklahoma and it is horrible. I’d hate to see worse. SE Texas is worse than people may think. Shocked to not see Texas listed.

People tried drilling in winter forage but it was like trying to scratch rock. Pasture drills went way up last fall. I suspect there will be a lot on the market soon. Ditto for farms and even more cows. Not just a forage problem but now a drinking water problem. Ponds are drying up completely in lots of places. No runoff.

I was around in the 50’s and I’d say this is worse. It just seems to drag on and on and on. I think in 57-58 the floods finally came.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 2:53:26 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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Living in San Diego for 18 years I would hear about “persistent drought conditions” over and over. I had to wonder when does it cease being a drought and finally become “normal weather conditions”? :)

Now I’m in AZ and the silliness persists. “Drought!” It’s a desert, fercryinoutloud!


10 posted on 03/21/2013 2:57:57 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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Much of the winter wheat crop is further north of those states, and that’s only winter wheat. Besides, the drought is easing up some in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. Tourism is what the folks sucking on debt are really worried about.

Here’s a map of the drought forecast (link below). See Colorado, for example.

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/seasonal_drought.html

See fire bans, no campfires, no charcoal grills, no recreational firearms discharges, reservoirs drained, new gun control laws like those in the northeastern states, legalization of marijuana, more revenues from arrests, regulations prohibiting private property rights, environmentalism, homosexual “marriage,” animal worship, etc.

Add the bone dry landscape, more smoke in the air from forest fires (mostly touched off by lightning without rain), and sand storms. Add the trend toward much colder weather. Ever wonder if many people actually pray for more drought in some areas? If not, see some residents robbed of all that they have with the recent outlawing of so many healthy, productive activities.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 2:59:00 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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“Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan — the corn belt states.”

Are you freakin kidding me? Missing just a few of the big producers like Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 2:59:07 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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Not a problem.

18 posted on 03/21/2013 3:06:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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Lemme guess - it’s all due to “climate change.” Moreover, the *obvious* [totally unrelated] “answer” is 1) a massive tax increase to grow government, plus 2) carbon trading so Algore and his fellow corrupt fascist scum-buddies can get even more rich than they already are.


27 posted on 03/21/2013 3:33:20 PM PDT by MCH
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Nothing that a few hurricanes or tropical storms over the Gulf of Mexico cannot turn around.


29 posted on 03/21/2013 3:52:32 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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The pertinent info from the article:

#7. Oklahoma
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 83.2%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 56.7% (4th highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 9.7% (6th highest)

#6. Wyoming
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 83.7%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 54.7% (5th highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 10.1% (5th highest)

#5. South Dakota
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 86.3%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 67.5% (2nd highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 20.1% (4th highest)

#4. Colorado
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 89.0%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 48.1% (7th highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 21.2% (3rd highest)

#3. New Mexico
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 89.9%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 49.9% (6th highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 4.3% (8th highest)

#2. Kansas
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 96.4%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 64.6% (3rd highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 21.4% (2nd highest)

#1. Nebraska
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 100%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 96.1% (the highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 76.4% (the highest)


30 posted on 03/21/2013 3:52:37 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM Ping.


Drought, lots of it... and six other states, too.


33 posted on 03/21/2013 4:01:05 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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We live in southeastern Wyoming...have some drought issues going on here too. It is the high plains desert though. I'm pretty sure it will be a great set up for the govt to step in and start controlling our water.

Just read about an the govt wanting to control our water from the watersheds to the end of the rivers...can't remember the name for the inititave..I will keep searching for it.

Read about it in the Wyoming Livestock journal.

36 posted on 03/21/2013 4:11:55 PM PDT by wyokostur
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Drought and Depression at the same time, same as the last Depression.


37 posted on 03/21/2013 4:15:09 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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Drought??? What Drought???

North Dakota has something they want to sell you.

ND officials: Permanent flood protection needed

http://news.yahoo.com/nd-officials-permanent-flood-protection-needed-182104717.html


38 posted on 03/21/2013 4:17:52 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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Oh, sorry, you said droughts

But seriously, wouldn't having less people help solve the problem? (I don't mean euthanasia, just border and immigration law enforcement)

42 posted on 03/21/2013 4:26:09 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio??? They’re on some of the largest fresh water lakes on the planet!!!


47 posted on 03/21/2013 4:52:27 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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...U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist and Drought Monitor team member, Brad Rippey, explained that when the drought began in 2012,

More BS from the gov. The drought has been ongoing for at least 10 years...

58 posted on 03/21/2013 8:12:26 PM PDT by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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Is 1000 years ago “recent”?

“During medieval times 800 to 1,000 years ago, however, the region was a swirling desert, far worse than the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. “

http://newsroom.unl.edu/releases/2006/07/20/UNL+scientists+link+wind+shift,+medieval+mega-drought+in+Sandhills

Bush’s fault.


63 posted on 03/22/2013 6:47:16 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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Michigan running out of water? Only if our lakes the size of seas get diverted.....


65 posted on 03/22/2013 8:15:02 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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