Texas Mayor Resigns After Telling People It's Their Own Fault if They Froze | 22 Words

Texas mayor Tim Boyd made a statement on Facebook regarding the recent power outages and his comments have left everyone in complete shock...

In fact, the backlash was so big that Boyd has now resigned after his lengthy rant to local people...

Keep scrolling to read his now-deleted post for yourself.

It's no surprise his comments left everyone in shock...

Things have gotten so bad in Texas that people have been forced to evacuate their homes.

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Due to the addition of heavy snowstorms and below-freezing temperatures, the state has been left powerless in most areas.

And not only that, but twenty-three deaths have been reported so far.

โ€‹And as temperatures continue to fall, this number is set to rise.

Texans are doing their best to push through this difficult period...

But with little to no options, some have been forced to make do with what they've got.

Many are sharing horrifying snaps on Twitter.

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โ€‹And once you see what people have had to say about it, you'll understand just how dangerous the condition of some people's homes currently is.

โ€‹Now, when we think of climate change, we usually think of soaring temperatures...


And while that is the case for some part of the year, during the winter period, cold temperatures just get colder, as we have seen already.

According to The Guardian, professionals have noted that the heating of the arctic may be to blame for these crazy changes in the weather.


And especially for the snowstorms that have hit Texas recently.

They explained the situation:

"[Experts claim] there is evidence that the rapid heating of the Arctic can help push frigid air from the north pole much further south, possibly to the US-Mexico border."

This has led to power outages across the state for over 5 million people.

Ice and snow have also hit neighboring areas such as Oklahoma and Arkansas too.

And yet, some people continue to deny climate change'sย existence...

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In the wake of extreme weather conditions and natural disasters last year, The UN warned that we have just twelve years to limit climate change and prevent global warming from exceeding the maximum of 1.5C.

Several "climate deniers" believe that the rapidly rising temperatures are simply a result of the earth's "natural cycle," just like the ice age.


Although this has since been proven wrong after experts established that the climate change that we are experiencing is on a scale that far exceeds temperature fluctuations during the last 2 millennia.

The issue only seems to be escalating.

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If the future of our planet wasn't looking bleak enough, experts have now shattered the "we've got twelve years left" to act theory, claiming that political steps to enable the cuts in carbon need to take place before the end of next year, otherwise we will be in a very dire situation.

And now that we've hit the winter period, things are looking just as scary as summer...

Twitter users have been sharing their pictures that truly illustrate how cold things are.

And of course, the shocked reactions poured in.

Take a look at these terrifying images.

And now, Tim Boyd, the mayor of Colorado City, has accused locals of looking for a "handout" during this trying time...

Yep, really.

The outburst came in a Facebook post that included a lot of misspellings...

It said: "No one owes you are your family anything; nor is it the local government's responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink of swim it's your choice!"

He said later in the post: "I'm sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout! If you don't have electricity you step up and come up with a game plan to keep your family warm and safe."

"If you have no water you deal without and think outside the box to survive and supply water to your family.

"If you are sitting at home in the cold because you have no power and are sitting there waiting for someone to come rescue you because your lazy is direct result of your raising.

"Only the strong will survive and the weak will parish."

Thankfully, Boyd resigned Tuesday. He later wrote: "I would never want to hurt the elderly or anyone that is in true need of help to be left to fend for themselves."

"I was only making the statement that those folks that are too lazy to get up and fend for themselves but are capable should not be dealt a handout. I apologize for the wording and some of the phrases that were used!"

Since the post blew up online, it's all been going downhill for Boyd...

Our thoughts go out to everyone in Texas.

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