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 heatI 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.