"Clouds really are the biggest uncertainty. If you listen to the credible climate skeptics, they've really pushed all their chips onto clouds."
- ANDREW DESSLERclimate researcher at Texas A&M. Though the majority of climate scientists now see global warming as a serious risk, skeptics have asserted that clouds will shift to counter much of the expected temperature rise.
"It's June. It's too soon for hurricanes."
- GLORIA SANTOS,a resident of Edinburgh, Texas, as Hurricane Alex churned westward on a collision course with Mexico and the southern Texas coastline; President Obama declared a federal emergency in the state
"[They're] really big flakes, I mean, unusually large flakes. It's Texas. Everything's bigger in Texas."
- ROBERT HUNTINGTON,Austin resident, on the 4 in. of snow that hit central Texas, which has seen record snow this winter; more snowstorms are set to hit the Northeast this weekend
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