February 20, 2014
Texas is a state so huge that it experiences several different climate conditions, from the subtropical Eastern half (think swamps and hurricanes) to the semiarid West (desert and snow in the winter). As such, the state must wear a variety of hats as it navigates a changing climate.
Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and professor from Texas Tech University, says those localized meetings are crucial to meet varying regional needs. She says climate change exacerbates conditions already present in any given area in Texas.