Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Mon Feb 22 17:18:17 UTC 2021

On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 12:23:22PM +0000, Bret Clark wrote:
> Texas doesn't generally experience this type of extreme cold.

That was then; this is now.

As scientist Jeff Masters put it most of a decade ago:

	The atmosphere I grew up with no longer exists.  My new motto
	with regards to the weather is, "expect the unprecedented."

In the years since he's said that we've seen a number of unprecedented
events: Sandy, Harvey, California wildfires, last year's midwest derecho,
and so on.  This event in Texas is just another one; there will be more;
they'll get worse.

We should probably get ready for that.


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