Dust Bowl lesson: We can heal ecological disaster

Christian Science Monitor: On the face of it, the two disasters have little in common. One is wet; the other is dry. They're eight decades apart. The superstorm knocked out power for weeks; the Dust Bowl knocked out livelihoods over a decade and caused massive migrations. The troubling link is that the Dust Bowl's dryness was made worse by human practices and Sandy's flooding was made worse by rising oceans, probably linked to human-induced climate change. One can take that two ways. Pessimists can say it's a bad omen......

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