Such practice MIGHT have mitigated the issue, but they would not have prevented it. When God decides to make the earth hot,there is precious little that measly man can do to thwart it. Recall the sorry of Joseph from the Bible where he has foresight that Egypt will suffer 7 years of drought. They prepare for it by stocking up. Meanwhile, the drought still came. I suppose you;d like to blame that one and every other one since on man? There tuly is an idiot born every minute. I bet I can guess how you vote, too.