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Trevor Nestor Period 1 “Black Blizzard” Video Write Up In the early 1930s, 100 million acres of American farmland were quickly reduced to desert, and the thin layer of topsoil that supported the American way of life was carried away in the wind. Millions of pounds of dust; the equivalent of six tons per every American citizen, were kicked up and blown about in what was known as the dust bowl region. All of this destruction and the collapse of the income of many Americans were due to human activity in the region. Destructive farming practices, ignorance, and overuse of land all contributed to what is considered the single worst human induced environmental disaster of all time. Although farmers and the American economy suffered greatly as a result of dust storms in the 1930s, it was these storms that led to movements and advancements in soil conservation and ecology. A self perpetuation affect was caused by the dust storms. Many scientist believe that the dust storms that were caused by excessive erosion of topsoil and the destruction
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