The 1934 California dust bowl drought was the worst in 1000 years of US history

October 19, 2014 9:24 PM

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The 1934 Dust Bowl of 1934 has been confirmed by NASA to be the worst in 1,000 years to hit North America. Partnering with Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory to measure extreme and severe weather conditions in North America, NASA reports that the drought of 1934 was the worst to have happened in North America for 1,000 years to the present date.

Two droughts have been recorded in recent history to be the worst in North America – the 1580 drought and the 1934 drought, but the 1934 drought was adjudged to be 30% worse and more deadly than the 1580 drought case. Researchers used two main indicators from the Climate Scientist of Goddard Institu...

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