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Winters get warmer with climate change. So what explains Texas’ cold snap in 2021?

A warming earth has brought milder winters, but emerging science suggests that extreme cold spells in Texas could also result from climate change messing with complex weather processes.

The Blanco Vista neighborhood of San Marcos is blanketed with several inches of snow as a massive winter weather system causes power outages across Texas on Feb. 15, 2021.

Is Texas likely to see another major freeze this winter?

How the polar vortex causes cold spells

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Climate change and the Arctic 

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