Texas is now in the midst of its worst-ever one-year drought. Austin, Texas' capital, has received less than two inches of rain since October, a period that would normally see 18 inches. Here are just a few of the impacts of the state's ongoing drought, which is entirely consonant with the northward march of the world's subtropical deserts that will continue, unabated, as climate change intensifies:

Unfortunately, it goes without saying that the arch-conservative governor of Texas and potential presidential contender Rick Perry doesn't believe in climate change. His sole attempt to address the cause of the drought? Prayer.