This week, millions of Texans struggled to stay warm amidst rolling blackouts that cut off power across the state, limiting access to heat and safe drinking water. While Texas legislators seek to blame renewable energy sources, it is actually their inability to champion alternative clean energy on a large scale that will cause future problems should climate change lead to more winter storms in a state that is known for its semiarid climate.

Though Texas has experienced winter storms in the past, meteorologists acknowledge that this year’s storm has resulted from a breakdown in the polar vortex, an event that…

Jaxx Artz

Jaxx Artz is a writer, sales associate, cook, tutor, and, most recently, graduate. She can be found somewhere in the vast expanse between Texas and New York.

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