26 Aug '11, 4pm

Climate change is the #1 national security threat of the 21st c. Does that make Rick Perry our Neville Chamberlain?

Texas' over-the-top, economically devastating, record-breaking drought is likely to turn into a grinding, multi-year drought , reports Kate Galbraith in the Texas Tribune . That could put it on track to compete with the state's worst-ever dry spell in the 1950s , which in turn can barely compete with the prehistoric mega-droughts Texas used to experience. In other words, Texas is a dry state with a delicate climate, and climate change is only going to make things worse. "We can't say with certainty whether this particular drought is in and of itself a product of climate change," said David Brown, a regional official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. However, he added, these kinds of droughts will have impacts that are "even more extreme" in the future, given a warming and drying regional climate. Which makes it earth-shatteringly ironic that Texas g...

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