Climate change is a global issue

The writer of the Feb. 21 letter “Green energy didn’t help Texas” is confused about what the term “global” means. The recent cold snap in the U.S. represents less than 2% of the earth’s surface.

Looking beyond our backyard and across the past few centuries, we understand what is happening with the whole globe. Picking out weather events that were caused by changes in the jet stream and then shouting about global cooling is just sad.

Meanwhile, solar and wind work great under more extreme weather conditions as long as power companies spend money to weatherize them and have batteries or other storage systems in place. There are examples of homes in Texas with solar and battery that never suffered a loss of power.