Texas fires probably due to global warming
“Here in West Texas, our rainfall’s getting more variable,” said Hayhoe, a specialist in modelling climate change across regions. “It’s either feast or famine. It’s either really dry or it’s really wet. We’re not getting a lot in the middle.”
Rainfall in a few heavy bursts rather than throughout a growing season might not help crops very much. Higher temperatures might boost irrigation demands, further depleting West Texas’ already declining Ogallala Aquifer, Hayhoe said.
Although no one drought or flood can be blamed on climate change, she said, the chances for such events might increase, like rolling dice loaded with an extra six.
“You never know if the six you roll is the natural one or the climate-change one,” Hayhoe said. “But you do know you’re getting them twice as much as you used to.”
According to NCDC, rainfall in Texas is getting less variable. The lowest and highest years for Texas precipitation were both during the 1910s. During the 1950s, there were seven consecutive years with well below average precipitation.
One thing we know for sure is that junk science drivel from scientists looking for recognition and funding is growing exponentially.