For connoisseurs of WTF—I’m looking at you trolls—there is but one ur-text, the guiding document by which all others emanate from, and are compared to. And though it is based on immutable laws of nature and God, it is nevertheless a living document too, revised every couple years by a gathering of wise men and women, who puzzle and debate over the text with the passion and intensity of a gathering of Talmudic scholars. I am of course referring to the Texas Republican Party platform.
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Although the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants goes to great lengths to describe the flexibility and generous timeline granted to the states, Texas industry and political leaders are unlikely to play nice. When it comes to the Obama EPA and Texas, nothing is easy.
The National Climate Assessment finds that Texas is getting hotter and drier, putting more stress on water resources, farmers and ecosystems. Meanwhile, the state’s environmental agency worries about the “environmental impact of the war on coal.”
The NBC affiliate in Tyler, KETK, ran a preposterously misleading global warming rant… Plagiarized from a British newspaper.
Despite the occasional cold snap, average temperatures across Texas are going up.
After the warmest year on record for Texas and the third-warmest year, last year provided a brief respite from the heat. So has global warming stopped? Not at all.
Adele Houghton, a Houston green-building expert, discusses how Texas businesses and governments can prepare for climate change,
While Nielsen-Gammon is by all accounts a solid researcher and a prolific speaker, he rarely discusses climate change’s broader risks.
Today, the city of Wichita Falls officially announced unprecedented State 4 drought restrictions, banning almost all outdoor watering, ratcheting up surcharges for overconsumption and prohibiting golf courses from watering with city water, among other rules.
At a conference in Austin, panelists agreed that Central Texas must start planning for the effects of climate change before it’s too late.