29 Jun '16, 9pm

'Houston, We Have a Problem': 4 Ways Climate Change Impacts Texas

'Houston, We Have a Problem': 4 Ways Climate Change Impacts Texas

In 2011, Texas experienced its hottest (until 2012 ) and driest summer on record, culminating in the worst single-year drought in recorded history. Water levels were at historical lows and as the land and plant life dried up, acres upon acres lit up with wildfires . The heat and extraordinarily dry weather of 2011 was part of a larger period of drought in the state that extended from 2010 to 2015, resulting in approximately $8.7 billion in agricultural losses . Sadly, it’s unlikely that was the end of the story. As the climate continues to warm, more multi-year droughts are expected with devastating impacts to the state’s agriculture sector and drinking water.

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