Report shows US drought worsening after weeks of improvement; no rain forecast in worst areas

  • Article by: JIM SUHR , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 21, 2012 - 8:27 PM
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rjr2205Nov. 21, 12 7:18 PM

What drought? I just talked to a couple of guys named George W & Dick C who said all this drought talk is bull!! I know that in the last 4 years they haven't been seen in public disussing their enlightened view points on "global warming", but I have my connections!!

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budgrant00Nov. 21, 12 8:28 PM

Weather is suddenly the same as climate. Must be due to our misinformation age self centered attention span. Thirty somethings thinking everything that could happened is happening now, on planet that is 4.5 BILLION years older than they are....and Al Gore laughs all the way to the bank.

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drudgemonkeyNov. 21, 12 9:22 PM

Gives "red states" a whole new meaning....here's a link to the drought map that was not included in the text of the article. Here's hoping this breaks very soon: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

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jabaer69Nov. 21, 12 9:30 PM

budgrant2000 has this right. Can you imagine if today's media was reporting during the dust bowl decade that was the 1930's? The rich people that drove model T's, over-population, the income gap between rich and poor, bankers, corporations, realtors, etc.... would all be held responsible for not only the unemployment rate but also the weather.

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braxozNov. 21, 1210:15 PM

jabaer69Nov. 21, 12 9:30 PM budgrant2000 has this right. Can you imagine if today's media was reporting during the dust bowl decade that was the 1930's? The rich people that drove model T's, over-population, the income gap between rich and poor, bankers, corporations, realtors, etc.... would all be held responsible for not only the unemployment rate but also the weather.________________ Today's media is reporting on the Dust Bowl. PBS's Ken Burn's "THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. "

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regionguyDec. 7, 12 1:05 PM

No question about the depth of this drought and what the implications might be. But things can turn very quickly: for example, most of Indiana was hurting pretty badly this summer, yet some of the hardest-hit areas got 10 inches or more of rain from mid-Augeust through October.

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