global warming

Todd Wiseman / Texas Tribune

This week on Fronteras: 

--Federal judges have ruled that Texas’ controversial Voter I-D law violates the Voting Rights Act.

--New research says global warming threatens Texas’ economy.  A group of business leaders say the data makes a financial case for the reduction of greenhouse gases now.  

--A new digital app developed in Houston helps disaster victims file for assistance.

-- Two Dallas non-profits are working together to provide housing for homeless veterans.

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 Some energy companies and top Texas officials are threatening court action to block President Obama’s plan for deeper cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. Opponents of the cuts say they will be so costly companies will have to eliminate jobs.

The policy clash comes as San Antonio’s Henry Cisneros and other national business leaders are highlighting research that warns of deeper economic costs if the current level of greenhouse emissions continue.  

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SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown says U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s views on climate change make the Texas Republican unfit to run for president and that he would entertain making another bid for the White House himself if he were younger.

Brown, a Democrat who turns 77 next month, made the remarks during an interview that aired on Meet the Press on Sunday.

Host Chuck Todd asked the governor to respond to a video clip of Cruz telling Seth Meyers of Late Night earlier in the week that science and the snow he had just encountered in New Hampshire undermine the dire warnings of global warming “alarmists.”

Brown didn’t waste any time in labeling Cruz’s comment as false and countering that 90 percent of the scientists who study climate change believe it is real, human-caused and producing extreme weather of all kinds.

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Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a fifth report on climate change and how to reduce it. The panel, which was set up in 1988 to assess the science related to climate change and propose solutions, is clear: Climate change is occurring right now and humans are the cause.

National Weather Service

*The original version of this story listed 1.4 million people having signed the NRDC petition, which is incorrect and has been removed. The number is reflective of NRDC membership and online participation and not the number of people who have signed the petition.

Several groups in Texas and Washington D.C. have taken issue with the Federal Emergency Management Agency allowing the State of Texas to delete "climate change" from their state emergency plan.

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