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Nebraskan farmland has turned into a dustbowl since the floods of 2011. It's thought the power of the water displaced grass seeds and saturating the land so much that it became unsuitable for any plantation to grow back on what was once fertile land.

The same phenomenon happened in Egypt where oceanwater & a vast freshwater lake receeded back into the mediterannean following a great drought, this co-inciding at the times when the Pyramids were being built and Giza was once a port city.

http://www.extremeinstability.com/2012desertflood.htm

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The same phenomenon happened in Egypt where oceanwater & a vast freshwater lake receeded back into the mediterannean following a great drought, this co-inciding at the times when the Pyramids were being built and Giza was once a port city.

Talking about that.

Climate and Drought Lessons from Ancient Egypt

Using Fossil Pollen to Augment Historical Records

Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time.

"Humans have a long history of having to deal with climate change," said Christopher Bernhardt, a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey. "Along with other research, this study geologically reveals that the evolution of societies is sometimes tied to climate variability at all scales – whether decadal or millennial."

Bernhardt conducted this research as part of his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, along with Benjamin Horton, an associate professor in Penn's Department of Earth and Environmental Science. Jean-Daniel Stanley at the Smithsonian Institution also participated in the study, published in July's edition of Geology.

"Even the mighty builders of the ancient pyramids more than 4,000 years ago fell victim when they were unable to respond to a changing climate," said USGS Director Marcia McNutt. "This study illustrates that water availability was the climate-change Achilles Heel then for Egypt, as it may well be now, for a planet topping seven billion thirsty people."

http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article_pf.asp?ID=3359

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