"...the state’s sprawl, its car culture, and its overwhelming reliance on fossil fuels has also made it far and away the country’s biggest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter."
Also form December of 2014, Neena Satija reported in PRI's The World "The 'Texas miracle' is fueling huge economic growth — and the climate change that may end it".
There’s not much beautiful about the Houston Ship Channel, but it's awe-inspiring in its own way: It’s the largest international port in the US and one of the busiest in the world.
The port is 52 miles long, hosts 7,000 ships a year, and is surrounded much of the way by warehouses, chemical and oil storage tanks, and construction cranes. It’s essentially one huge monument to the “Texas miracle,” the economic boom that’s delivered high profits and huge job growth even during the economic downturn.
And Texas’s leaders are largely in denial about the problem, saying they remain unconvinced by the overwhelming scientific consensus that human pollution is changing the climate.
For these politicians to deny global warming and climate change in the face of overwhelming evidence in the scientific community and in 'real life' experience only to secure campaign funds from major polluters is stupid to the highest degree. These lying, shortsighted politicians are in fact the very definition of stupid, and that's the truth !!!