Worst Heat and Drought in the Southwestern United States Since The Dust Bowl of the 1930s
The hot weather in the recent months has been unlike anything since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.
At the moment, almost all of the Southwest is in a stage of drought, and major lakes and rivers are drying.
Additionally, large dust storms have hit large cities like Arizona and Phoenix. In Arizona, the heat is so devastating that wild horses are dropping dead.
From Monday, July 23 to Wednesday, July 25, Phoenix was under an Excessive Heat Warning, in which residents were advised to stay indoors.
If Dust Bowl conditions continue to intensify, their effect will spread to more states.
Agricultural production will suffer in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and other Midwest states, which would have profound implications for the U.S. economy.
Furthermore the loss of homes from spreading wildfires is a taking a toll as well.
Written by Koray Williams, Edited by Alexander Fleiss
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