Drought In The Dust Bowl

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The Dust Bowl in a literal sense was a drought. The drought that caused thousands of farms to vanquish within just a short period of time. It is to be understood that human error and an inability to adapt and comprehend the environment around them in the wide-open plains is what ultimately led to the collapse of their farms during a periodic drought spell (Porter 393). However, it is not entirely the fault of human’s ability to adapt and survive. A more climatological event was occurring that no one could have predicted. During the phenomenon known as the Dust Bowl, the sea surface temperatures of the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea had changed to lower temperatures which were a result of La Nina and El Niño together (Mcleman et. al. 394).