Texas’ dangerous week in the dark is a wake-up call for the country’s infrastructure
What is not expected is a grid meltdown on the scale that occurred in Texas this week, which wiped out power across much of the state and left millions to fend for themselves in some of the coldest temperatures this part of the country has ever seen.
While Texas has borne the brunt of the damage and suffering from this storm, experts say other states and grid operators should take notice.
Exactly what role climate change played in bringing frigid arctic air to the country’s midsection is a matter of scientific debate.
And the changes that humans have inflicted on the climate mean that the weather patterns we’ve experienced in the past will have less bearing on the types of conditions we can expect in the future.
“The more we force the climate away from what it’s been like for much of the…