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The Sciences

Texas Republicans Ignore Climate Science at Their Peril

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyApril 11, 2011 5:57 PM
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My latest DeSmogBlog post follows up on a prior post with a "What's The Matter With Texas" theme:

March 2011 was Texas’s driest month on record; 98 % of the state is currently in drought conditions; the stage is set for devastating wildfires; and the current drought is expected to persist or intensify. But drought isn't the only thing that’s growing more stark—so is the contrast between these weather and climate conditions that their state faces on the one hand, and the behavior of Texas’s elected representatives on the other.

Read here to see what I mean. H/t to Nick Sundt at the WWF climate blog for inspiring this follow-up post.

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