Evidence of Climate Change: An Overview of the Science
- Conference: Southwest Process Technology Conference
- Year: 2019
- Proceeding: 11th AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference
- Group: Southwest Process Technology Conference
- Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 8:15am-8:45am
Warming will impact the Southern Great Plains (Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas), a major hub for energy production, export, and freight. According to the 4th National Climate Assessment (2018), annual average temperatures for this region are projected to increase by 3.6Â°â5.1Â°F by the mid-21st century. This region will likely face costly impacts due to more intense and frequent extreme weather events like heat, drought, flooding and storms. These extreme events are expected to make severe demands on aging infrastructure and stress on our regionâs water resources. Furthermore, rising sea levels will place coastal infrastructure at risk.