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Drought

Welcome to Climate Change Texas Part 3: Have we crossed a threshold?

By | Agriculture, Austin, Central Texas, Deniers and Delayers, Drought, Extreme Weather, in-depth and Popular Press, rainfall, Temperature

The Texas Forest Service tells us that a half billion trees have died. The first of this series of droughts in 2005/6 was just classified as extreme. The last two have been one category worse than extreme — the exceptional category. The last 12 months…

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Welcome to Climate Change Texas Part 1: What Can Be Done About Climate Change in Texas?

By | Abrupt changes, Agriculture, alternatives, Austin, Central Texas, Climate Catastrophes, Deniers and Delayers, Drought, forest health, Forest Mortality, Impacts, in-depth and Popular Press, rainfall, Solutions

As I have been saying in the first two installments of this series, climate change is already much more extreme than most scientists have been predicting. This is mainly because the majority of predictions are based on the “most likely” emissions scenario and because we…

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Welcome to Climate Change

By | Drought

  This is an article that I wrote for the Sierra Club Central Texas Chapter newsletter; the Austin Sierran. If this is not climate change, then this is exactly what climate change will be in as little as a decade. What has been happening in…

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Rain! sort-of…

By | Drought

247 of  Texas’ 254 counties are under Texas Forest Service burn bans. In Austin we have only had 50% of our normal annual rainfall (9 inches behind) and we are about 60 percent behind for the last 10 months. We have had 36, 100-degree days…

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