Another winter, another cold snap. Right now, much of the United States is feeling the chill of a brutal “polar vortex.” And northern states like North Dakota and Minnesota are seeing night-time temperatures drop below zero. In fact, Duluth is currently chasing a record for the coldest sustained weather, set in 1912.
Millions of Americans are counting their blessings that they can shelter in place and stay warm during such merciless weather. It’s the good fortune of living in an industrialized nation that has steady 24/7 power generation to keep families alive and safe.