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Texas Climate Change

A Problem with the Climate in Texas

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In Texas, the State Board of Education will recommend new textbooks for all its students -- and because it has such a large population, what they decide could determine what students in other states learn about science. There are several ideologues submitting textbook critiques to the board and their reviews will factor into each book's overall score and likelihood of being approved by the school board. These ideologues could block the use of textbooks that teach the reality of climate change for the whole country's public school students. Climate science is being attacked by deniers who want to sow seeds of doubt as we try to educate our children about how our way of life -- including our fossil fuel habit -- is affecting God's earth through climate change. Children, the ones who will most be affected by climate change, are the ones who most need to how to combat it.

Residents From This State Differ Drastically From Lawmakers When It Comes To Climate Change

Posted 09.25.2013 | Green

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Or in this case, a state by its politicians. According to a study conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Chang...

Texas Censors Science

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green
Christopher Brauchli

Just when you think that science may have a fighting chance in Texas, its governor's protestations to the contrary notwithstanding, something comes along to suggest, once again, that science may be happier finding a home in a different state.

The Growing Divide: Climate Adaptation vs. Denial

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.27.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

What happens when large cities or countries make investment and planning decisions based on either science or denial? The unprepared will be struggling with heat, floods, water shortages and much more.

The Anti-California: Texas Republicans Fight EPA Over Climate Change

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For decades, California has set the pace for the country on air pollution and climate change, adopting ever-higher standards for controlling auto emis...

Don't Mess With Texas' Pollution: The ONLY State Taking No Action To Meet New Fed Emissions Rules

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — Texas has refused to meet new federal greenhouse gas emission rules that go into effect in January, the latest anti-Washington move in...