Biggest U.S. oil refinery shutting because of frigid weather

Dixie Cup

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Texas’s power disaster is a warning sign for the US

Texas’s grid itself is not what failed. Power went out across Texas in the first place because energy sources across the state were unprepared for severe weather. And that didn’t have to happen; Texas had been warned about this exact scenario and had actually experienced versions of it twice in the past 30 years. But the state didn’t prepare.

Now the rest of the US faces the same issue. Climate change is making severe weather disasters more and more frequent. And the American energy system is not ready for it.

Weather disasters have been a risk for 1000's of years. The fact that they weren't prepared is a human factor and nothing to do with climate change. Climate has ALWAYS changed.