Texas Facing Major Climate Change Impacts, Study Finds
July 28, 2015
The Texas Tribune - Texas probably will see a sharp increase in heat-related deaths
and coastal storm-related losses in the coming decades if nothing is done to mitigate
a changing climate, according to a new study commissioned by a bipartisan group of
prominent policymakers and company executives aiming to spawn concern – and action
– in the business community over the much-debated warming trend.
"The data is crystal clear: If our climate were being controlled by the sun or natural
cycles, we would be cooling right now," said Katharine Hayhoe, director of Texas Tech
University's Climate Science Center and one of several peer reviewers of the Risky
Business Project study. "Instead, we are warming. Anyone who says otherwise has not
looked at the evidence."
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