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 were drier than the worst 12 months of the great drought of the 1950s. This has been a $10 billion drought, with another $1 billion in damages from the fires.
Read More — First Published on the Rag Blog
Part 2 of 3
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: The Worst-Case Scenario is Happening