Thursday, December 20, 2018

Richard Parker

Richard Parker is the author of Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America.

From his 2014 Q&A with Rudolph Bush, editorial writer for The Dallas Morning News:

There’s a dark side you write about: the impact of drought and climate change that Texans must take more seriously. It’s hard to see evidence that’s happening.

I call them thunderheads on the horizon. In Texas, it’s almost forbidden in public discussions to talk about climate change. We don’t have a political class that will touch that phrase. That’s a problem. We have to grapple with population growth in what is generally a semi-arid environment. I have a hard time seeing how we are going to have 50 million people and all of the associated uses of water when we’ve only got water for the population as it was in the 1950s. That’s not an issue the political class has taken as seriously as they should....[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue