Warm 2011 Weather Shows Climate Change’s Effect Despite La Nina
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Cracked mud at a water tank in a pasture on July 28, 2011 near Tulia, Texas. A severe drought in the region has caused shortages of grass, hay and water, forcing ranchers to thin their herds or risk losing their cattle to the drought. The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as exceptional drought, the worst level.