Texas Gov Rick Perry thinks the jury is still out on global warming. This whole "science" thing is not persuasive to him -- which is why Texas is now the only state refusing to implement the EPA's greenhouse gas regulations.
Texas is now in the grip of a severe drought, the worst in a century (80% of the IPCC's climate models predict declining rainfall in Texas.) What's a conservative to do?
WHEREAS, the state of Texas is in the midst of an exceptional drought, with some parts of the state receiving no significant rainfall for almost three months, matching rainfall deficit records dating back to the 1930s ... NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas. I urge Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers on that day for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal way of life.