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Listen in, Lubbock: Climate change is warming Texas winters AND causing severe cold snaps

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Kaysie Ellingson
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Texas Tech Public Media
The Will Roger's statue on Texas Tech University's campus sits frozen during the massive winter storm in 2021.

In 2021, Texas saw its warmest December since 1889. Still, as our winters become warmer, we continue to experience extreme cold snaps threatening our infrastructure and for some our livelihoods. How do we adapt to these changes?

Guests:

Erin Douglas, environment reporter, Texas Tribune

Jayme Lozano, reporter, Texas Tech Public Media

Helpful Links:

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

Texas energy regulators, gas industry try to reassure the public that the state’s power grid is ready for winter, from Erin Douglas

Kaysie Ellingson is the former news director for Texas Tech Public Media. She came to Lubbock after living in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a documentary producer for Alaska Public Media. Prior to working in public media, Kaysie earned her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in documentary production.
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