Another year this might last.
This is the tail end of the Blood Red River in Texas, actually called the once mighty, 5400 acre "O.C. Fisher Lake" in San Angelo, Texas.
The cause of the Blood Red condition of the remaining TWO ACRES of water?
A bacteria called CHROMATIACEAE is the culprit.
It is DAMN HOT, deep in the heart of Texas.....
The U.S. Climate Prediction Center believes that these La Nina conditions WILL return in just 60 days, bringing further woe to the region.
It's not just the heat, it's a DRY heat, the kind that bakes DIRT into DUST, the perfect set-up for a return to the days of Woody Guthrie, Tom Joad and John Steinbeck.
Farmers out of work due to the hellish conditions. FARMERS, the greatest Voting Block in the country, out of WORK, once again, in a time of NO MONEY.
Entire families packing up and heading WEST...
Just like the THIRTIES.
Only, there are NO Oranges to pick, No Peaches, No Plums, No Apricots, No Pears; just GRAPES, endless seas of GRAPES...and the odd
Tomato or Strawberry.
...Besides, those jobs are TAKEN....
No CANNERIES. No TANNERIES. No Fruit Drying yards.
No Aircraft Industries.
No Naval Contractors.
And No Woody Guthrie to sing about it, but we DO have Neil Young....
In Fact, nothing exists today that will allow the West to absorb the coming RUSH of PEOPLE.
It is WHY the California Landlords are keeping the rents so HIGH....
Remember all the KATRINA folks that turned up?
More RAIN in the WINTER, to wash away the soil...
More HEAT in the summer, to dry the earth to POWDER...
A RETURN to the DUST BOWL.
Witness ARIZONA lately....
See all the TROUBLE caused by just the SLIGHTEST climate change?
See all the trouble caused by the Blood Red River?