- What was the severity of the drought of 2012? How does it compare to the droughts of 1988 and of 1936?
- How did the droughts impact crops? Is this a fair comparison when you look at crop yields during different droughts from different eras? Why or why not?
- How do the droughts of 1988 and 2012 compare in terms of temperatures and precipitation? How do these statistics seem to contradict the information from the article?
Love, Orlan, "Yep, This Year’s Drier than '88," The Cedar Rapids Gazette, pp. 1, 9A, 1 August 2012. Courtesy of The Cedar Rapids Gazette