Weather forecasters are getting together to brainstorm about the epic 2011 Texas drought, and what weather trends might signal for the future.
The state climatologist for Texas says the record drought of 2011 could be only the beginning of a dry spell that could last until 2020.
GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry told New Hampshire voters Wednesday that he does not believe in man-made global warming, calling it a scientific theory that has not been proven.
The drought that has turned Texas and parts of the Plains into a parched moonscape of cracked earth could persist into next year.
The extreme drought that has gripped parts of nine states is expected to drag on for several months or intensify, experts said Monday.