Dallas signs mayors' climate agreement
- Press release by Houston Climate Protection Agreement about Dallas
signing Mayors' Climate Protection
Nan Hildreth, Houston 713-842-6643 713-443-3104,
"What if the secret behind civilization is that we've had really good
weather? ... A sudden cooling and drying 8,200 years ago set back
the development of the first cities in the Fertile Crescent. Some
4,000 years ago, decades of drought accompanied by howling winds
scoured the Mesopotamian plain of the Akkadians, the most powerful
civilization of the region. The Mayans never recovered from intense
drought in the first decade of the tenth century A.D. ...
Now climate is changing again."