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.
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.