As climate change denial has reached a fevered pitch in this country, its presence is becoming undeniable.
Over the past year, there's been a series of unprecedented events: massive floods in Australia and Pakistan, enormous fires in Russia, never-before-seen strings of tornadoes in the midwest US, fluctuating droughts and downpours in the southeast US - dropping rain in one day that's usually seen in an entire year.
Now, the drought in Texas is worse than at the height of the 1930s Dust Bowl.
And what does Texas Governor Rick Perry do? He asks Texans to pray for rain.
A spokesman for the state's forest service describes the fires that have broken out across the state this way, "This is a situation of historic proportions. The fuels are so dry. The winds are astronomical. The behavior of the winds is a perplexing situation. It's never been like this before."
Meanwhile, the carbon content of our atmosphere stands at 390 parts per million - scientists have warned over and over again that we can't exceed 350.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that by 2010 parts of the Southwest faced irreversible droughts during the dry season, comparable to those during the dust bowl era.
Although Texas holds the top spot in the US for wind farms, the state has been furiously opposing the EPA's attempt to regulate greenhouse gases. It's the only state that has outright refused to comply and has taken the agency to court.
If Texas were its own country, it would rank #7 in greenhouse gas emissions. The governor has tried to speed construction of 11 new coal plants and the Republican House voted earlier this month to deny that global warming exists.
See the 21st Century Water Forecast for the US West: