21 Apr '11, 8pm

Facing Record Droughts, Gov. Rick Perry Proclaims Official Day of Prayer for Rain

Facing Record Droughts, Gov. Rick Perry Proclaims Official Day of Prayer for Rain

Things are getting bad in Texas -- wildfires have swept across over 1 million acres, and the worst drought in decades is continuing unabated. So you can't really blame the state's governor for resorting to desperate measures: This morning, Governor Rick Perry issued an official Proclamation for Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas in order to combat the dry spell, which a meteorologist from the National Weather Service called "unprecedented". And Perry is clearly a religious man -- he famously called the BP spill an "act of God" -- and I'm sure the proclamation was made with the best intentions. Unfortunately, it requires more than wishing for the best to govern effectively in the long term.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/record-droughts-g...

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