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Commentary: ‘When Texas freezes over’; Arctic conditions in U.S. show climate change is here

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Sometimes it seems like certain politicians won’t support climate action until hell—or Texas—freezes over. Well after last week, the climate threat is clear as can be, and it’s time for Congress to act.

On February 13, a winter storm began sweeping across the U.S. Within days, the frigid conditions and ensuing infrastructure challenges led to dozens of deaths, massive power outages, and millions without clean water. Texas came within minutes of catastrophic failures that would have caused months-long blackouts.

My (Vasudha’s) cousin who lives in Plano, Texas, with his family went through a power outage. This is a story, narrated by his daughter Roma – Roma’s house I woke up finding out that our house has no electricity. To be honest, I wasn’t that worried at first. I thought that the power outage would only last for 30 minutes to an hour. Boy was I wrong. So, no power in the house means no heat. If there’s no heat, it means that my family and I are stuck freezing to death. Also, it’s even worse at night. Another issue was internet connection. I remembered that my grandparents were planning on calling. They live in India, so calls there […]

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