Dangerously low temperatures continue to grip Texas, as many residents struggle to cope without electricity, water or gas.
An unseasonably cold winter has caused the state’s power grid to collapse, leaving millions in the dark at the height of recent storms and no end in sight to the energy emergency. Snow and ice storms have wreaked havoc across the United States in recent weeks, leaving many to question if the extreme weather is a harbinger of climate change.
CGTN’s Sean Callebs reports.
Joining the discussion:
- Paul Bledsoe is an Adjunct professorial lecturer at the American University’s Center for Environmental Policy.
- Sweta Chakraborty is a Risk and Behavioral Scientist.
- Changhua Wu is CEO at the Beijing Future Innovation Center.
- Bob Ward is the Policy and Communications Director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change.
The situation in Texas has also become a water crisis. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are dealing with burst pipes or have been ordered to boil water, as water utilities suffer from frozen wells and treatment plants run on backup power.https://t.co/WHIE2nGiYw
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