Our prayers go out to Texas residents who are suffering through a sudden winter storm. Millions are experiencing storm outages which have become the center of debate for lawmakers on either side of the climate change argument.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke out quite coldly about the infrastructure issues impacting the Lone Star State, suggesting pro-climate change policies as remedy for the wintry crisis.
We guess no one told her about Congressman Dan Crenshaw’s series of tweets that perfectly summed up why Texas was unprepared for the snowy shock. The House Representative from Texas explained how fossil fuels — not wind energy — are what saved Texans from the worst.
Crenshaw cited a Forbes article that calls to question the reliability of energy sources like wind and solar in the midst of extreme weather.
From the article:
Green energy seems like a cool proof of concept in an 8th-grade science experiment kind of way. But Texans are witnessing this theory being put to the test at the expense of damage, significant inconveniences and even loss of life. According to CBS News, at least 17 people are dead. Crenshaw is correct to pinpoint Texas’ major investment in renewables as the culprit of such a catastrophe.
Instead, AOC and others of her ilk encourage more funding for these nuclear and renewable experiments with no solid, agreed-upon proof that they actually can withstand the very rigorous climate conditions that they cry about. As Texans are faced with boil advisories and days without electricity, it would do the least bit of good for green energy advocates to come clean and simply say the words “I don’t know.” If extreme weather by way of climate change is indeed an issue, then lawmakers need to get real about which energy resources will help us weather this storm and the ones ahead. When it comes to reality, this is not a test.