TCN Journal | The blog of Texas Climate News | October 2012

Climate-action advocates got a boost when New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, citing the storm’s devastation, endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election, saying he was the best candidate to address climate change.

Recent news about the crucial grain revealed diverse facets of the climate issue: A Texas announcement evoked possible water wars ahead. Reseachers, meanwhile, spotlighted rice’s simultaneous contribution and vulnerability to climate change.

SNAPSHOTS OF THE DROUGHT

As the state climatologist warned again that the two-year-old dry spell could go on for “five to ten years,” cities have grappled with questions of how to balance plans for new water supplies with conservation appeals.