Is the Oil Spill Our Dust Bowl?

The dust bowl lengthened the Great Depression.

Many experts say that we’re in another depression (which may even be worse than the 1930’s).

The Gulf oil spill is substantially impacting the economy. Is the Gulf oil disaster -which is destroying fisheries, shrimping and tourism in the Gulf – our dust bowl?

You may assume that the dust bowl was a natural phenomenon. However, it was largely caused by poor farming practices which led to soil erosion.

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