A friend of mine told me one time that liberals are not fools. I thought about that for a little while and guess what I realized? My friend was completely wrong.
The recent arctic cold snap that hit Texas saw solar panels get covered with snow and ice and the wind turbans frozen in place. Yet, since it happened, AOC, Chuck Schumer, and now Green Czar Gina McCarthy, insist the problem was that did not have enough useless green energy.
Via Zero Hedge:
With the worst of the Texas power crisis now behind us, the blame and fingerpointing begins, and while the jury is still out whose actions (or lack thereof) may have led to the deadly and widespread blackouts that shocked Texas this week, Cascend Strategy writes that “in case there was any doubt why the Texas grid collapsed, the data is clear”
- Wind failed as “Ice storms knocked out nearly half the wind-power generating capacity of Texas on Sunday as a massive deep freeze across the state locked up wind turbine generators, creating an electricity generation crisis.”
- Natural gas made up the difference for a while
- But then everything else followed down
So, what good what it do to have more solar panels and wind turbines frozen? None whatsoever. As it was, natural gas is what pulled Texas out of the trouble they were in. Imagine if the entire state used no fossil fuels and depended on wind and solar energy alone. The death toll would be frightening. Of course, weather like that is extremely unusual for Texas. But it is common in places like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and northern Michigan.
How would they ever survive winter after winter? What if France that was under heavy bombardment during WWII decided the bombing was not the problem and what they really needed was more bombing? I see no difference between the two.
This is a wake-up call from God, letting us know that we need to rethink what our objectives should be. That we should no accept that we can no longer think that floods and droughts and heat and cold can all be the result of global warming.
Via the AP.
The deadly winter storm that caused widespread power outages in Texas and other states is a “wake-up call” for the United States to build energy systems and other infrastructure that are more reliable and resilient in the face of extreme-weather events linked to climate change, President Joe Biden’s national climate adviser says.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Gina McCarthy said Friday that the storm that devastated Texas and other states “is not going to be as unusual as people had hoped. It is going to happen, and we need to be as resilient and working together as much as possible. We need systems of energy that are reliable and resilient as well.”
McCarthy said the scientific evidence is clear that more frequent and more dangerous storms are likely, “and if we really care about keeping our people working and keeping our kids healthy and giving them a future we’re proud of, then we’re not going to ignore these wake-up calls. We’re going to take action.”