Scientists to Abbott: Climate Change is Happening

Scientists to Abbott: Climate Change is Happening
Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool

Texas scientists plan to deliver a letter Tuesday to Governor Greg Abbott, saying they want the chance to educate him on climate change.
The move comes after the governor said in December it's “impossible” for him to say whether man-made climate change has contributed to natural disasters in Texas.
“Listen, I'm not a scientist,” the governor told a reporter, according to the Dallas Morning News.
In the letter, scientists from Texas A&M, the University of Texas system and Rice University respond, saying climate change contributed to Hurricane Harvey's deadly flooding and that it's “primarily caused by humans.”

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