Climatologists say that in spite of all the rain we\’re received last year, Texas in entering a period of perpetual drought. For every five gallons of water removed from the environment, there is only three gallons with which to replace it. Meanwhile, more and more people are moving to Texas. Discuss the implication for Texas over the next thirty years (demographically, economically, agriculturally, architecturally, and in other ways) as the average temperatures rise (in Texas and Mexico) and water becomes an increasingly scarce resource.

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