In summary, the article asserts:
• • The global climate is changing.Emphasis added.
• • Human activities produce heat-trapping gases.
• • Heat-trapping gases are very likely responsible for most of the warming observed over the past half century. No one has been able to propose a credible alternative.
• • The higher the levels of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the higher the risk of potentially dangerous consequences for humans and our environment.
The entire faculty of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M as well as the Climate System Science group at the University of Texas have issued their own statements endorsing these views (atmo.tamu.edu/weather-and-climate/climate-change-statement; www.ig.utexas.edu/jsg/css/statement.html). In fact, to the best of our knowledge, there are no climate scientists in Texas who disagree with the mainstream view of climate science.These are strange times indeed, but the article is something we in Texas can take pride in.
The only sad part is that this totally factual article is published as an "opinion" piece.
Still, as Brad Johnson has pointed out, this is exactly the sort of thing climate scientists ought to be doing. Though of course I am also ashamed that it is we who have had the opportunity to do so, I'm almost giddy with delight that it's Texans who have the gumption to show the way.