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Update: Aug 2009
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a report, "Climate Change 2007"
http://www.ipcc.ch/ . . .the Southwest, including Texas could expect more droughts and hotter weather.
Over the next century, average temperatures could rise at least 7 degrees in summer and 5 degrees in winter
January 31, 2007
Long Term Climate for Spring Creek Forest and, North Central Texas for that matter...
The Intergovernmental Council on Climate Change (IPCC) will release their long awaited report on February 2 in Paris. Well, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that we are in for long-term droughts, higher temperatures, and other climatic extremes at Spring Creek... so think of ways to preserve forests, prairies, and open space while conserving water and energy now! As they say, think globally and act locally. By 2100 North Central Texas is predicted to be 5.5 degrees warmer, receive 3-6 inches less annual precipitation, 10-20 more frost-free days, and 3 or more additional heat waves per year, and more extreme weather. There are even scientists that think the report is too conservative in model predictions.