22 Apr '11, 1pm

Texas governor launches bold prayer-based climate initiative

Texas is facing unprecedented droughts and wildfires that have consumed more than a million acres. Combating climate change could mean staving off conditions that would make droughts and fires on this scale much more common . So Rick Perry, the Texas governor, is taking swift action to remediate the climate by ... calling for three days of "prayer for rain." No, he's not a Cure fan. Well, maybe he's a Cure fan. But he means actual prayers for actual rain: WHEREAS, the state of Texas is in the midst of an exceptional drought, with some parts of the state receiving no significant rainfall for almost three months, matching rainfall deficit records dating back to the 1930s ... NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2...

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