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Texas Facing Major Climate Change Impacts, Study Finds

The Texas Tribune

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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