Audio: Climatologist says weather isn't political, and we need to take it seriously

Texas Standard - It seems that every major weather event is followed by a conversation about climate change, and the Memorial Day floods in Texas are no different. These historic storms have left over 20 dead in Texas and Oklahoma, and Governor Abbott has declared around 70 counties as disaster zones.

According to Katharine Hayhoe, the director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University and also an evangelical christian, a "thermometer is not Democrat or Republican."

Every season in Texas has been warming since the 1950s, and we can deduce that a warmer atmosphere means more water will evaporate out of water sources, like oceans, lakes, and streams. So, when a storm hits, "there's more water vapor for those storms to pick up today, than there would've been 50 or 100 years ago."

"Those facts are not political. That's just science. What is political, though, are the solutions to climate change."

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