09 Sep '11, 6pm

Texas, Summer 2011: Officially the Hottest in U.S. History

Texas, Summer 2011: Officially the Hottest in U.S. History

Photo: accent on electric via Flickr/CC BY Yes, yes, you know it's been hot and fiery and dry down there, and every subsequent news report you read only tells you things are getting worse. This one will be no different: Texas has officially experienced the hottest summer in recorded US history. The drought that stretched throughout the Dust Bowl may have been longer (we'll see, we'll see!), but this summer was hotter. Texas is inching toward resembling hell right now, and least because a raving, science-denying religious zealot runs the place. No, the physical kind of hell. And at the risk of blowing a capillary whilst pounding the words onto this blogging software one more time: IT IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE as climate change advances. My colleague John Laumer has been emailing me, speculating that we'll soon see an exodus out of Texas -- the rich and semi-rich and car-ow...

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