Y’all-itics is the unofficial political podcast of Texas. Each week we’ll crack open an ice-cold Texas brew and explore a single hot topic affecting Texans. But this isn’t politics as usual. Y’all-itics doesn’t come from a fancy studio. We’re taking our podcast on the road to get past the soundbites and dive deeper into the issues that matter to y’all. Leave your labels at the door, this is a political podcast for all Texans… even the recent transplants!

Don’t Think it Happens in Texas?  It Does Now.
Extremes are now more extreme. Record highs and lows are constantly being broken. And the water is already starting to rise along our coast. Scientists say it’s not longer a projection. It is now reality in Texas. The United Nations released an alarming report on climate change earlier this year. And the lead author is from the University of Texas. So naturally, Y’all-itics called her up. And Camille Parmesan very matter-of-factly told the Jasons the goal of the report wasn’t doom and gloom, but factual presentation. And she says looking strictly at the numbers paints a startling picture. Climate change is not only speeding up, its impacts are more severe than scientists thought even five years ago. But Parmesan says you already know this if you survived the Big Freeze that crippled our power grid for days and left hundreds dead in 2021. We can no longer say “this doesn’t happen in Texas” because it does now.  The Jasons also sit down with award winning WFAA journalist David Schechter who discusses his most recent investigations into climate change in Texas. Things are changing so rapidly, even tornado alley might now be moving. Watch David’s Reporting: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/west-texas/planet-warming-effects-behind-oil-production-west-texas/287-5eba6b44-9d84-4d36-836c-d032a02ac53d https://www.wfaa.com/article/tech/science/climate-change/is-tornado-alley-shifting-what-is-dixie-alley/287-c027113c-752b-4cfd-8d50-5c32394bdf11 IPCC Report: www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg2/ Guests Camille Parmesan, UT Professor/IPCC lead author www.jsg.utexas.edu/researcher/camille_parmesan/ David Schechter, WFAA Reporter
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