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Old November 23 2012, 06:52 AM   #2
Sto-Vo-Kory
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Re: Ken Burns "The Dust Bowl"

The documentary was startling at times and full of heart-breaking moments. One of the most powerful scenes was the sequence of images that showed the approach and arrival of a large dust storm taken from the roof of a building in a small town. That we (mankind) were responsible for this disaster, prolonged it unnecessarily by ignoring the farming practices that would halt it from continuing and then ultimately, may be headed for an even worse disaster in our future by -- again -- not heeding the prevailing knowledge being offered on the use of the large aquifer beneath the site of the Dust Bowl...it boggles the mind.

The documentary was excellent (no surprise) but it left me in profound despair...for our past as well as our future.
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