Global warming amplifying Texas drought, wildfires, scientists say

Climate Central: Just when it looked like weather conditions couldn't get any worse in Texas, a new wildfire burning outside of Austin destroyed nearly 800 homes in the past few days. This came on the heels of the state's hottest and driest summer in recorded history, with many parts of the state smashing all-time records by wide margins. Yesterday, Texas state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon announced this was the hottest summer on record for Texas -- and the hottest summer ever for any U.S. state, based on preliminary......

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