What happens when a climate denier becomes Louisiana’s governor?

In his first month in office, Republican Jeff Landry surrounded himself with former fossil fuel executives and targeted the state’s climate change task force. He succeeded Democrat John Bel Edwards, who served two terms as governor.

2023: In various ways – not just heat – a climate year for the record books

High-temperature records were smashed on land and sea. But don’t expect the fossil-fueled trend to end any time soon. “2023 will end up being one of the coldest years of this century,” Texas A&M climate scientist Andrew Dessler said.

Another hot, dry summer may push parts of Texas to the brink

Some areas of the state are starting the year with low water reserves, and forecasters don’t expect substantial relief from the weather. Instead, they increasingly foresee another scorching summer.

Analysis: Extreme cold, like that of recent days, still happens in a warming world

Many studies show a clear decrease in the number of extreme cold events with global warming. But whether warming may also support their intensity is an open question. Some research suggests it does.

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