SHORTER merkin-chin ice storm banshee and fly ash re-gifter, Alan Caruba:
“Wind power electrons, brrrr. Coal power electrons, ahhh.”
Did he get ya? Alan’s clever take on global warming was targeted for the conservative Christian crowd at Renew America, not you. You maybe knew electricity itself could be used to make heat. Scientists have shown that power plants, beyond their walls, are not capable of radiating in the infra-red more than a couple inches. Nuclear power plants are famously another story. Corralling the ash begs sending crews to distant continents.
Is Alan really this dumb? Yes:
I and others have been warning for years that the Earth has been cooling since 1998 and that the planet is on the cusp of a new ice age . . All aspects of global warming legislation and spending programs must be utterly reversed if we are not going to see huge losses of life and the disruption of entire economies.
But whatever will we do with the BILLIONS of turbines? Somebody get me Wikipedia. Quote: “In a normal wind year, 5.3% of the EU’s electricity is produced from wind power.” Err, the THOUSANDS of turbines? And why don’t they operate in snow storms, again? The wind freezes. Oh, right right right. Solving global warming is harder than I thought.
Meanwhile, think of all the Belgians sitting in their homes waiting for burning sod to be pumped through the alternating current ducts. Ha ha, waffle people, there’s only an icy wind kicking around the transformers and batteries of Euro Power any more. Maybe you can set fire to the Stradivarius in the dungeon.
The Ottawa Citizen published an Agence France Presse article on Friday reporting that “Thick ice closed vast swaths of the Danube on Thursday . .” No shipping means no delivery of coal and oil and no shipping of food and other necessities.
Electricity won’t be able to eat. Electricity won’t be able to shower. Who can work in these conditions?
“Many of the dead were homeless people, who literally froze to death as the temperatures dropped to minus 50 degrees in some parts of the continent. Their bodies were found in the streets buried under snow, in rivers, and in doorways.”
Gonna try to find the village turbine. Gotta go blow on it.