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Welcome to Climate Change Texas Part 2: Drought and wildfires

Central Tx Tree kill D_opt

Massive forest die of 2011, near Fredricksburg, Texas.

AUSTIN — 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 Texas, with these unprecedented (in time frames that matter) droughts and wildfires, is exactly what the climate scientists have been warning us about for over 20 years. We have been building up to this point since about the turn of the century, and now ecosystems have tipped over the edge. Climate feedbacks have kicked in hard.

First in a three part series

Part 1 — Welcome to Climate Change Texas: Drought and Wildfire
Part 2–
Welcome to Climate Change Texas: Have we crossed a threshold?
Part 3– Welcome to Climate Change Texas:┬áThe Worst-Case Scenario is Happening