In the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the global body charged with assessing the scientific record on global warming – the world’s leading climate scientists have delivered us a warning, loud and clear: Global warming is happening now. If we do not rapidly and substantially reduce global warming pollution, we can expect dangerous and potentially irreversible consequences, including permanent drought in Texas and rising sea levels rendering much of Galveston Island uninhabitable.

Read the guest editorial in the Houston Chronicle.