Recent studies by the Texas State Climatologist, Texas A&M University and Texas 2036 show that Texas weather is growing more extreme.
Recent polling also shows that Texans are beginning to feel the damaging effects.
According to a news release from Texas 2036, a nonprofit organization that focuses on securing the state’s prosperity for the future, science show that Texas lawmakers need to incorporate climate-related considerations into plans for building and strengthening infrastructure around water and flood control, energy, transportation and public education.
Recent studies led by John Nielsen-Gammon, a regents professor at Texas A&M who was named state climatologist by former Gov. George W. Bush in 2000, confirms findings that Texas experience twice as many 100-degree days, 30-50% more urban flooding and more intense droughts 15 years from now if current climate trends continue.
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