This Drought Is Killing Millions Of Fish And Is Rapidly Drying Up The Mighty Mississippi

All over the United States, rivers, lakes and streams are drying up and are becoming much warmer than usual.  As a result, millions of fish have already died and millions more will probably die by the end of the summer.  In addition, transportation along the mighty Mississippi and other major rivers has been significantly slowed down.  Incredibly, more than 3,000 high temperature records have been broken over the last month alone, and the U.S. is enduring the worst drought that it has seen since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.  More than half of the entire continental United States has been declared to be a “disaster area” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the price of corn has hit a brand new record high.  Farmers and ranchers all over America are being absolutely crushed by this crisis.  It is being estimated that crop insurance losses could exceed 20 billion dollars.  That is absolutely unprecedented.  But there is a chance that this crisis could get a whole lot worse.  If parts of the Mississippi River were to get extremely low (or even run dry) it would cost the U.S. economy hundreds of millions of dollars a day.  Considering how poorly our economy is performing right now, the truth is that such a disaster would be about the last thing we need right now. (Read More...)