Sunday, November 21, 2010

Texas A&M study predicts higher temperatures for Texas

The McAllen Monitor had an article this morning that is bound to make people at CPL and other energy companies pretty happy. John Nielson-Gammon, professor of atmostpheric sciences at Texas A&M in college station, sees even hotter summers in store for Texas, especially South Texas. Nielson-Gammon was quoted as saying:
Texas is almost certain to get hotter in the next 20 to 50 years. Just how hot is the key question. The projections show that … by 2050 or 2060 we are likely to average 2 to 6 degrees warmer than temperatures back in 1981-2000. If that happens, tripledigit temperatures that Texans consider unusual today will become typical — not a happy proposition for South Texas, which already endures more than its share of heat
I guess that people from Laredo and from all around South Texas will start vacationing up North in the Summer.  Also, the Laredo Fire Department will probably have a change made to their job description. They might have to go around town dousing those brave enough to be outside.

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