Researchers at the Environmental Science Institute at the University of Texas believe Texas’ current water plan is not ready for the effects of climate change. They’re concerned that mega-droughts, droughts that can last ten years or more, could be brought on by climate change. The mega-droughts, plus a mixture of rising temperatures, changes in rain patterns and a booming population could lead to a dwindling water supply.
“Water has always been a big deal in Texas. Recent changes in our world have showed us we’re in for some really major changes in the 21st century,” says Jay Banner, Director of the Environmental Science Institute and a professor with the University of Texas’ geology department.
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