Dramatic droughts, rising sea levels, floods and erratic tornado weather are a few of the concerns mentioned in the climate change report the White House will be releasing on Tuesday afternoon.
The report mentions the potential for worsening drought conditions, but that isn't the only connection the report has to West Texas.
Katharine Hayhoe, director of Texas Tech's Climate Science Center, named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2014, was one of 300 authors from private, public and academic sectors to contribute to the Third National Climate Assessment (NCA3), used in the White House report.
Hayhoe is the lead author of the Climate Science Chapter, the Climate Science Appendix and the Commonly Asked Questions Appendix.
The report says climate change is affecting every region of the United States.
It's a product of the U.S Global Change Research Program, part of President Obama's effort to help the nation prepare for a future change in climate change.
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