This was to be expected. Warmists like Time's senior writer Bryan Walsh blame the record freeze on global warming!:
Climate Change Might Just Be Driving the Historic Cold Snap
Global warming is sometimes thought of more as “global weirding,” with all manner of complex disruptions occurring over time. This week’s events show that climate change is almost certainly screwing with weather patterns ways that go beyond mere increases in temperature—meaning that you’d be smart to hold onto those winter coats for a while longer.