05 Aug '11, 3pm

The rough guide to Texas' climate apocalypse:

Texas is now in the midst of its worst-ever one-year drought . Austin, Texas' capital, has received less than two inches of rain since October, a period that would normally see 18 inches. Here are just a few of the impacts of the state's ongoing drought, which is entirely consonant with the northward march of the world's subtropical deserts that will continue, unabated, as climate change intensifies: Inspired by NASA’s innovations in urine-drinking, Big Spring, Texas is installing a wastewater recycling plant to transform sewage into drinking water. Inflow in the Highland Lakes, which provide water to Austin and surrounding cities, is 1 percent of what it was a year ago . As a result, Austin's reservoir, Lake Travis, is now half empty . Many Texas rivers have simply stopped flowing . This drought is the costliest ever for farmers . Ranchers say it will take at least a deca...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-08-05-texans-drinking-urin...

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