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It's Official: This is Texas's Worst One-Year Drought on Record (Infographic)

Image: Pew Center on Global Climate Change While the East Coast got slammed by an unusually large and northbound hurricane , Texas is still reeling from its worst drought since record-keeping began. Since I am a responsible climate journalist, I will only note in passing that this kind of trend is exactly what the scientists predict we will continue to see more of with the advance of man-caused global warming: Hot, arid areas will get even hotter and more arid, while wet areas will see more and more precipitation as the warmer air holds more moisture. But back to Texas. Just take a look at these numbers to get a sense of just how hot and dry it's been in the Lone Star state ... Pew Climate explains the graphic above (click here for a full-sized image ): Figure 1 shows the year of the worst 6-12 month drought for various areas in Texas. For 55.8 percent of the state, the cu...

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