In Texas and across much of the South, record-breaking cold temperatures and ice storms trapped millions of people indoors without electricity. People froze to death, and failing water treatment facilities left millions of Texans under boil advisories.

For me, what happened is personal. I lived in Texas for years, and most of my wife’s relatives still do. We spent days worrying about them. Thankfully they are all fine now, but most experienced power outages and water shutoffs in bitterly cold weather that Texas homes aren’t designed for.

Read the full article at The Progressive.

Basav Sen directs the Climate Justice Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Follow him on Twitter @BasavIPS.

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