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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:57 PM

Legislators tackle water use in Texas oil fields

Legislators tackle water use in Texas oil fields

A climate scientist warned legislators Wednesday that Texas summers are likely to get longer and drier, setting the stage for a hearing on how oil and gas producers use water in a state that remains in varying stages of drought.

“Freshwater is going to be more scarce,” Gerald North, professor of atmospheric science and oceanography at Texas A&M University, told members of the energy resources and natural resources committees, recommending they prepare for a future with more storms on the magnitude of Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and more droughts similar to the one in 2011.
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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:57 PM

1. Shouldn't that be former professor Gerald North?

It's difficult to believe that he will remain at Texas A&M after disputing climate change.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:34 PM

2. That might be true if the students were voting, but

TAMU has been working on long term projects with the federal government on plans for a drought-stricken southeast, including Texas, for the next five decades.

The legislature will listen to North if they have any brains. But I bet most of the Lege is in denial, and they'll probably ignore him, figuring Jesus will be here before this becomes a matter of survival.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:55 AM

3. "...if they have any brains."


Well, there you go.....

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