March 3, 2017
In 2015, Kerr spoke bluntly on climate change in a White House video starring fire chiefs from around the nation. She linked a changing Central Texas environment to several years of intense drought and a subsequent yo-yoing between disasters.
Evidence suggests Austin is getting hotter and more prone to the drought-to-deluge pendulum that has always been a threat but appears to be getting worse, according to an extensive analysis done in 2014 by Texas Tech University climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe.
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