Solar farm in Calhoun county, MI; photo from

I’ve been seeing a lot of people on Twitter dot com the last couple of days who firmly believe that divesting from fossil fuels would have prevented the blackouts that are currently happening in Texas, and that the oil and gas industries are responsible. While I agree that fossil fuels are “bad” and that the fossil fuel industry’s profit-driven agenda certainly does not prioritize climate change, I do not think that the system is the only problem here, it’s also the science.

Natural gas has been particularly under attack by Twitter users in my circle, since it accounts for most…

Marissa Lobbia

I am a senior studying Materials Engineering with a specialized study in Sustainable Engineering at the University of Michigan. All opinions are my own.

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