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Last week, at the regular State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting, Republican members rejected most of the science books because of sciences negative portrayals of fossil fuels. Worse, they arent allowing any language regarding climate change.
This is a consequence of 20 years of GOP rule, gerrymandering, and voter oppression.
Heat in Texas kills nearly 300 people per year as it is. That doesnt count the increasingly severe thunderstorms, ice storms, and hurricanes. Completely ignoring climate change and pretending like it doesnt exist will cause the situation to get worse.
Texas has warmed between 0.5°-1°F in the past century. In the coming decades summers are likely to become increasingly hot and dry, creating problems for agriculture and possibly human health, warns the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It predicts that 70 years from now, the state will have three or four times as many days per year above 100°F as it has today.
At this rate, well see a mass exodus in Texas within the next few decades. Yet, Republicans in charge of our school systems want to teach our future generations that the climate crisis isnt real.