Do great droughts and great recessions coincide?

Anybody else find it odd that these great droughts occur during weak economic times? The Dust Bowl of the 1930s occurred during the middle of the Great Depression. Now this one during our Great Recession.

Or perhaps it is because a nation is able better endure these hardships when times are good…

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2 responses to “Do great droughts and great recessions coincide?

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  2. Darren Rollins

    The only catch is that last year we had flooding due to too much rain. I think it’s just a matter of a recession lasting too long which inevitably is going to lead to fluctuations. Of course the Great Depression – or FDR’s depression – as I think of it, went on forever.

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