Drought Threatens US

U.S. Drought Map

Nationwide, Farmers are saying we are in the midst of the worst drought they’ve ever seen, and some have even compared it to the 1936 Dust Bowl back in the “Dirty Thirties” which caused major ecological and agricultural damage.

The Chicago Tribune is calling it “The most extensive drought in five decades

US News and World Reports says:

“…According to experts, the drought hitting the U.S. this year is the worst since the 1950s. More than 60 percent of the country is experiencing drought conditions. And, while the brunt of the damage will be borne by farmers, all consumers will be affected….”

MSNBC Reports: Drought killing fish, waterfowl threatened too

“…The drought and extreme heat wreaking havoc across the U.S. farm belt is killing fish by the thousands in lakes and rivers…”

Is this current drought comparable to the Dust Bowl of 1936?

Dust Bowl

Is this it, or could it get even worse? Could we see another Dust Bowl?

The economic damage that such a bad drought could inflict on the nation is far reaching. Food prices are going up. Couple that with the collapse of the housing market in 2008, the near collapse of our nation’s banks and big automakers, the record level unemployment, and the severely¬†increased costs of living, Americans are feeling the pressure. Homelessness is on the rise, and food shortages are the last thing people need right now.

Economists have warned that we have not seen the market reach bottom yet. Is this drought making it worse?Corn and soy prices are going up and other crops are sure to follow as this drought continues.

Could this be the beginning of a new deeper depression?

Or are we just overreacting to nature?


  1. When I was 32, I worked a picyhsal job of laying sod and seeding large areas of highway and bridges. I worked with a bunch of 18 year olds. Everyday about noon, the one, the owners son and his buddy would take off because they were tired, and they got away with it. That left me and one 18 year old boy. The dude would cry and bitch all day about how sore he was and how tired he was. I give him credit over the other two in that he would work all day, but Id have to look at him and tell him that he was crying to the wrong person, as at 32 years old it wasnt real easy for me to do this all day. He would say he didnt know how I did it. So I say to him, What did you do all day, sit around and play nintendo when you were a kid?. Hed look at me in amazement, and say Yeah, why?, like I was nuts or something. I had to explain that when we were children, we were outside playing ball and running from sun up to sun down, and we didnt spend much time inside at all, and thats why his generation is so soft, and the ones coming after them, each one, is getting softer and softer. The schools take any boy that shows any signs of testosterone, and put him on ritalin, and they are feminizing and dumbing down all of them, and thats a real problem. Couple that with sitting on their butts all day in front of video games and computers, and it wont be long until the average life span is going to be shortened 20 years from what it is now. Its quite a shame actually.