Recently, in front of a Kansas City assemblage of sympathetic global warming believers, Al Gore reverted back to his old and stale "Inconvenient Truth" predictions that global warming will result in rising seas and increased floods, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, or whatever natural disaster he could possibly think of. Of course, none of this crap that he's been selling for years is even near to being a "Truth" -- Inconvenient or otherwise -- thanks to a flat-lining of global temperatures since 1998.
Always the consummate soothsayer of gloom and doom, Al served up a very special treat for this Kansas audience by stating: “The Dust Bowl is coming back, quickly, unless we act.” Thus evoking the memories of the 1930's when Kansas and the rest of the Great Plains were hit with drought and, subsequently, massive wind-driven waves of choking airborne dust.
What Al doesn't seem to understand is that Kansas and the Great Plains had always seen droughts in the past; never with such clouds of dust rising into the skies. But, what made the 1930's so different was the fact that years of mechanized and deep plowing destroyed the vegetation-bound topsoil which, in the past, had protected the land from turning into dust. Today, thanks to better soil management techniques such as cover crops and crop rotation and surface-only tillage, the days of the Dust Bowl years are very unlikely to ever happen again.
This just proves, once again, that Al Gore is more about being a "fire and brimstone" preacher who paints images of wrath to bring people into the fold, and less about "Truth" and true science.
Al Gore Brings Climate Message To Kansas City: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/22/4843012/al-gore-brings-climate-change.html
Dust Bowl: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl