Dust Bowl a "Natural" Disaster?
JULIE ELFVING (ELFVING.JULIE@epamail.epa.gov)
Fri, 24 May 1996 09:27:48 -0400
There have been a couple of postings to Sanet about a possible
repeat of the Dust Bowl days this year. In those postings, as well as
on several news and other TV accounts, the Dust Bowl situation has
been referred to as a natural disaster. It would seem that drought
would be a natural condition, but disturbance of the soil surface
through man's actions, including removal of vegetative cover, would
seem to have at least as much influence on what happened then
(and now). Comments/thoughts?