Forecast for Texas: Hot, dry and not enough water

El Paso Inc. - “We have seen over the last few years how Texas has been vulnerable to patterns of drought and flood, and these patterns are being exacerbated by climate change,” said Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University and one of the study’s authors.

The findings in the National Climate Assessment for Texas suggest that the extraordinarily hot and dry year the state endured in 2011 may be a harbinger of what is to come.

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“We have seen over the last few years how Texas has been vulnerable to patterns of drought and flood, and these patterns are being exacerbated by climate change,” said Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University and one of the study’s authors.

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