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Artist – Kevin Siers

In other news, Texas state Senator Leticia Van de Putte announced today that she will run for lieutenant governor alongside Wendy Davis. This marks the first time in Texas history that two women have been on a single gubernatorial ticket.

Meanwhile, the average cost of damage caused by extreme weather events rose to nearly $200 billion in 2012 for a total of almost $4 trillion since 1980 according to the World Bank.

It seems likely that the next 30 years will be far more costly than the last 30 years.