The average rainfall is 20 inches. The average annual rainfall of the five dust bowl towns was 17 inches. Those three inches made a drought possible. To conclude, over-farming and drought caused the dust bowl. Maybe the dust bowl could have been avoided if people hadn’t over-farmed land but the drought may not have had the ability to be
After the fall out of Hurricane Sandy, New York could very well surrounded by huge levees one day soon. A lawn being a commodity is not even a futuristic nightmare, California has been experiencing a drought for nearly two years; do you think a lawn is even a possibility for a middle class family? Technology is everywhere at every level development especially in the early stages, but is it really as out of hand as Egan suggest; we don’t know and possibly couldn’t know until it’s too late. Egan isn’t taking this from science fiction, she is taking this from real
People were sick, but still those who left were cowards. There are many reasons to stay, for example, the illness and death chart, it states that only 50% of people became ill. (document A) As an estimate, 3,989 out of 8,000 people were sick in 1778. Only 1,800 died, that is not very many to die of illness. Another reason to stay would be in the essay by Thomas Paine. It calls those who quit “The summer soldier and the sunshine warrior” , this was because they could not handle the winter, they could only last the summer.
What was the temperature at Valley Forge (winter)? Meteorological records kept by local resident Thomas Coombe show that the average daily temperature in the Philadelphia area during the first month of the encampment, that is from December 20, 1777 to January 20, 1778, was 33 degrees. Some of the difficulties faced by the army at Valley Forge were due to the mildness of the weather. Thaws and rain prevented vital supplies from being shipped in as rivers become treacherously swollen and roads
Most of the land that was available was said to be in very poor condition to farm especially those areas where droughts were common issues. Many families stayed for the entire five years because of hardships like these. Several large corporations also took advantage of this act by paying people to buy the best property which had great resources. The Homestead Act of 1912 diminished the homestead requirements to three years instead of the initial five years but by this time most of the land had already been claimed. The Homestead Act was in effect for more than 100 years .The security of social, economic, and agricultural that was developed by the Homestead Act
The graphs show that throughout his term and during the New Deal, unemployment decreased every year. Because of the New Deal, more and more people every year were able to work. In Document 6, Ellen S. Woodward, the Assistant Administrator of the Works Progress Administration, describes the positive effects of the program. Not only were children fed, but the meals were also prepared by women who needed jobs. The program allowed women to work, which would otherwise be very difficult for them as they were not priority in the workforce.
In DOC.B it shows that there was a constant drought from 1609-1610. This time period was known as the starvation times. Because of the drought they did not have fertile soil and rain which is needed to grow crops. In DOC.C you can see that the among the colonists were 47 gentlemen(a person of wealth who
It made New Orleans go into poverty which ended up affecting everyone who lived there. It made children miss out on school for quite a while which means that they missed out on their education. For example, “A child that was seven years old when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans will be 17 today. When the storm hit, he would have just started 2nd grade,” (The Devastating Effect Hurricane Katrina Had on Education). This means that the seventeen year old lost ten years’ worth of education because of the natural disaster.
The setting of Of Mice and Men is in California during the Great Depression. “By 1933, when the Great Depression reached its nadir, some 13 to 15 million Americans were unemployed and nearly half of the country’s banks had failed.” – History. In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck portrays George as a normal migrant worker during the 1930s, which is why society is eminently stunned by his loyalty to Lennie. His internal conflict shows what it means to be human and surrounds around his loyalty to Lennie and the freedom he could have if he traveled alone. Steinbeck simulates George as an ordinary migrant worker that has an obligation to take care of Lennie.
Acute illnesses are yet another result of the poor air quality. The pollution causes internal inflammation and an increase in mucus and swelling in the throat, as well as cardiac and respiratory illnesses. The overwhelming negative statistics does not account for cancer or chronic diseases that develop over long periods of time exposed to the air pollution. In the San Bernardino, Riverside, and Ontario Counties, there was a result of around 3,255 acute illnesses every year. In addition to the stated health issues, a staggering 1.3 million people stayed at home in a region known as the Inland Empire in the Greater Los Angeles Area yearly.
Dear Diary, The campsite overlooks the beautiful Missouri River. The weather has not been quite as beautiful as the river. Last night, the rainy weather damaged the roof of my sod house. I hired a man to fix the roof for me early this morning and I paid him in return. My sod house requires regular maintenance, and has taken a lot of damage during the rainy weather this season.
Sydney Leanhart Dr. Wong Ecology 2 September 2016 Dear Governor, The Yosemite Plague is a disease which has been present in Central California for many years. This disease normally does not draw much attention or concern because the risk of a human catching it is very minimal. However, there has been a very large increase of cases where people have contracted this plague over the last two months. Whereas this plague normally only affects five people or so a year. It is not very common for humans to contract this plague, but every so often it happens.
The water issue in California is growing every day, especially in a time of drought. However, we are thinking about the water usage in California all wrong. As stated in Michael Hiltzik ‘s article, “The Wrong Way to Think about California Water”. California 's revenue is greatly dependent on agriculture, which is the biggest water consumer. Although, this is all the media focuses on as the cause of water depletion, especially California 's almond crops.
Our beautiful 31st state, California, is in a major drought. What is causing the valley to sink more than it ever has in recent years? “Sipping California Dry” authored by Matt Richtel, goes beyond the issues at hand by interviewing the farmers themselves, detailing exactly what is happening in the golden state with pictures that show just how bad it is in California. This drought is a real issue, and the author works very hard to bring to light certain aspects of it that we may not know about in a detailed, informative way. This article touches base on one of numerous ongoing issues in California right now, drought.
In the years following World War I the increase in farmland only continued, but while farming stayed on an upward trend the average amount of rainfall per year was on a downward trend. As they reached the depression in the mid 1930’s the Great Plains states were in a drought falling from an average of 33.4 inches of rain a year to as low as 9.7 inches, while anything lower than 20 inches being considered catastrophic (Document E). This drought on its own would not have been problematic if not for the ever increasing amounts of topsoil that was left vulnerable by the farming methods of the time. All the loose topsoil due to farming methods hit by a nearly decade long drought and hard winds completely lifted the topsoil off of the ground and blew it away. Topsoil that originated in Texas was blown as far away as New