This question was brought to you by the students at the Continuum Academy & Learning Center in Livingston. They visited me at the station and presented their research on Texas droughts in the last 100 years. They explained how the Dust Bowl of the 1930s would not happen today because we learned from our mistakes of taking land for granted. They also shared how there were almost no fires during the dust bowl because of the blowing sand. Sand puts out fires. With the abuse of the land there also wasn't a lot of vegetation or grass to burn.