In the spring of 2013, I began receiving regular updates from the Texas Department of Agriculture about the ongoing drought.
The drought had already caused extensive damage to the state’s agricultural system, and there was little time for the federal government to assist.
The government had been slow to respond to the outbreak, and many rural areas of the state had already lost millions of acres of farmland.
I had hoped that the drought would end soon, and that a federal intervention would make things right.
The fact that it hasn’t only delayed my plans for a summer of gardening and outdoor adventures, but has also created a significant gap in my ability to make ends meet, has made me skeptical about my future in Texas.
I’m a long-time farmer and gardener, and I’ve seen the devastating impact of the drought firsthand.
I grew up in an area that was ravaged by a devastating drought in the 1970s and 1980s.
That drought devastated my family and made it difficult to build a farm.
As a result, I lost my father in the storm, and my mother to illness.
When the storm hit, I didn’t know where to go to be with my children.
The only way I could provide for my family was by working.
My father’s wife was forced to return to work during the storm because she was too sick to do so.
I also couldn’t work, and the farm was in shambles.
My mother lost everything, and her husband was forced out of his job.
I lost everything.
The impact of that drought is still felt today, and it’s not just in Texas and the Gulf Coast states.
As I write this, we have a new record high water mark for total rainfall.
The state has already exceeded its average for the past 30 years.
The average rainfall across the state this summer is more than the previous record high in 2007.
Texas, the state with the worst drought in recent memory, has experienced a record-breaking drought, but I think it’s fair to say that it’s also the state that’s been the most vulnerable to the threat of climate change.
Even with all the problems I’ve faced as a farmer, I’m a believer in God, my family, and Texas.
We believe that God has a plan for Texas.
If we want to continue living in Texas, we need to work to build the infrastructure and support our community to thrive in a warmer climate.
We need to protect our air, water, and land, and we need all of us to be prepared for climate change to make us even more vulnerable to drought.
One of the reasons I love the state of Texas is because it has the most diverse ecosystem in the United States.
It has abundant wildlife, and its diverse landscapes and ecosystems are home to more than 400 species of plants and animals.
There are many natural disasters that are occurring around the state, but Texas remains one of the most resilient places in the country to weather any major event.
As an environmentalist, I’ve always believed that we must protect the natural environment, and not just the people who live in it.
We have the power to change the way we do things, but it takes time.
I’m hopeful that this drought will end soon.
As I grow older, I’ll continue to grow more concerned about climate change, and how it impacts my future.
I hope that my grandchildren will learn from me and embrace our responsibility to protect the environment for future generations.
But I know I can’t leave my family without a plan, and as an environmental advocate, I hope they’ll follow my example.
If you want to hear more about climate and sustainability, check out the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s website.