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Why The Texas Blackout Has The Greens So Scared




Why The Texas Blackout Has The Greens So Scared.

By Rael Jean Isaac.

[The recent US] cold wave so severe that five million people lost electricity and, in a special irony, nearly half of the ballyhooed wind turbines in Texas, which had risen to supply 23% of her energy, were  left frozen (and inoperable).

This constituted a double whammy to the huge global warming establishment. First was the cold, when the “science” had confidently predicted a steadily warming Texas. Second was the failure of renewables, vastly exacerbating the problems for the energy grid.

Within hours the mainstream media had risen to the challenge. Journalists employed their familiar word games, quickly substituting “climate change” for global warming. Readers might be a tad confused if they read “The brutal cold striking Texas is emblematic of a world facing more unpredictable weather due to the rising impact of global warming” but substitute “climate change” for the last two words and presto, the sentence works. …

Twenty thousand years ago, a mere moment in geologic time, what is now Chicago was buried under ice a mile thick. To pontificate about “climate change” is to give fake profundity to a silly statement of the obvious. …

For the global warming establishment, the disastrous performance of renewables was more upsetting than the cold spell itself. The New York Times, in a lengthy article on the Texas energy blackout (Feb. 16) simply ignored the freezing wind turbines while Bloomberg buried a mention. When other media outlets took notice, it was generally to minimize the role of the turbines in the energy shutdown, putting most of the blame anywhere and everywhere else. …

Unsurprisingly it was the right-wing media that focused on the key role of the frozen wind turbines. …

The mainstream media wanted to hear none of this. Chris Hayes, on his primetime MSNBC program, went into paroxysms of righteous indignation that anyone dare cast blame on wind turbines. He called it a “Big Lie” that “wind turbines, green energy, are the root causes of the problems in Texas right now….Republicans and right-wing media, they want to take every policy issue and turn it into some painful culture war idiocy.”

Why does the media (and entire global warming establishment) find it so important to blame global warming for the current cold spell? Why is it so important to exonerate green power for the debacle in Texas? The inhabitants of this country, from kindergarten on, are being indoctrinated to believe in the supposed existential crisis of a warming planet. Evidence that cooling means warming has to be quickly marshaled lest the public come to credit its lying eyes and, a terrifying prospect, start to question the unfalsifiable dogma it has been told is “rock solid science.” It might even ridicule the now decades old claims by climate scientists, like David Viner of the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia that snow would all but vanish in a few years. …

If people decide [a total reliance on renewables] means unreliable energy, sitting in the cold and dark for days or weeks, energy prices through the roof (the price of gas rose by 100 times in Texas at one point), they may clamor to prevent an existential crisis around the corner in preference to avoiding one forecast in a far future by unproven computer models.

Most worrying to climate elites, people are angry. In Texas, reporters found the man in the street incredulous that in the number one energy producing state, he was not only without electricity and heat but without safe drinking water.

The media, so heavily invested in global warming, recognizes it is essential that the average citizen “seeking answers” find a target for his wrath. Heaven forfend that he should blame the media, politicians, even the scientific community, for foisting man-made global warming on him, with its insistence that man must change the climate by substituting unreliable renewables for tried and true fossil fuels. …

Will the media succeed in deflecting the blame, and thus any reckoning, from green power? If past is prologue, the answer is yes. Given the forces behind it, the expensive and destructive move from fossil fuels to renewables will continue.

Climate change is a study in how modern propaganda works, how “science” is funded and corrupted by governments, and how certain people profit and run the show.

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  1. Climate change is real, witness the traces of the last Ice Age. I think that atmospheric and oceanic currents play a tremendous role in heat redistribution. After all, Britain is so mild thanks to the Gulf Stream.
    So, how does an increase in the trace gas CO2 affect these currents? We don’t know. What about the energy input from the sun? (That’s not static, either).
    Note that these currents will be dynamic (not static) due to erosion, changes in coastlines, changes in sea floor topography, tectonic plate movement, and many other factors yet undiscovered. To attribute climate change to manmade inputs is unrealistic, since we know so little about the science behind it.

    An existential threat is such a godsend to politicians. This one is too good to let go to waste.



    • Interesting to note yesterday (sorry, not sure where I saw it) that the scaremongers must be worried the peasants are not reacting with enough speed. It is now being claimed that the Gulf Stream willl shortly fail, because we have stuffed up our emissions – and that the Northern Hemisphere will become uninhabitable. Here we go again …



  2. Reminds me of the definition of an expert;
    Someone who knows how to have sex a hundred ways and no one to do it with.

    The go to expert Hendy, who said we would be having 80,00 deaths, is still being asked for his opinions on the Chinese flu



  3. The Texans bought into the belief of global warming 5 years ago.

    ….. reports given to the Texas legislature suggesting global warming was happening to such an extent that winterizing the system was unnecessary. ….


    They bought that bridge that was for sale, sight unseen.

    Now another bridge is for sale, sea level rise.

    How about some commonsense?



    • I thought common sense was banned in the States for being too “white.”

      If that is the case, then the billion+ people of northern Far East Asia (China, the Koreas, Japan) who have lived for generations in climates with hot summers and freezing, unforgiving winters, are also “white.”

      How come this silly nonsense seems to be promoted by people from semi-tropical, user-friendly climates?



    • TonyfromOz (who really knows his stuff on electricity generation) says the following about winterizing

      “You can ‘winterise’ the turbines all you want. It doesn’t make the wind blow.

      And in fact, winterising means that if the turbines are stopped because of the cold and no wind, then winterising them effectively means they are drawing MORE power from the grid than they normally do when they are stationary.


      Now there maybe other mechanical reasons to winterize the gear (ie. to protect the mechanisms in the turbine) but to do it so you can still generate electricity makes no sense, as Tony points out.



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