What the Texas storm reveals about climate politics in the US

  While energy and the climate crisis remain hyper-politicised fronts of the culture war, urgent action seems improbable. " data-adaptive-image-768-img="" data-adaptive-image-1024-img="" data-adaptive-image-max-img=""> A winter storm hit the US on 13 February, leaving millions of homes and businesses in Texas without power and heat. Frozen and burst pipes led to water shortages and people were instructed to boil water before drinking after infrastructure damage affected water treatment. At time of writing, more than 15,000 people stilldo not have power, and almost a third of the state’s population continues to experience disruptions to their water supply. The recovery could take months. The storm had such a severe impact because much of Texas is on an independent power grid that is separate from the rest of the country, largely in order to avoid federal regulation. Tucker Carlson, the Fox News TV host, blamed the blackouts on “green energy” and the .. Full story on newstatesman.com 

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