September 28, 2011
AUSTIN (KXAN) - A University of Texas earth scientist said not all of her colleagues fall into Gov. Rick Perry's statement last month about scientists “coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warning is what is causing the climate to change.”
Gordon uses research compiled from historic data and climate predictors from state experts – like Katherine Hayhoe at Texas Tech - in her work. From 1961-1979, Texas had 3-5 weeks above 100 degrees in an average year. Right now, that number is around 12.