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America’s Light Usage Reveals Insanity Of Relying On Weather-Dependent Energy

The U.S.A. Light Usage Map demonstrates that most of America’s population is East of the Mississippi, which represents areas most susceptible to erratic weather patterns such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and ungodly amounts of rain and snow and frigid temperatures extremes,…

Yes, Higher Ed Needs to Talk About ‘How to Avoid a Climate Disaster’ | Learning Innovation – Inside Higher Ed

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates Published in February of 2021. Did the extreme weather-induced February Texas power outages scare the shit out of you? It should have….

How did climate change cause the Texas snowstorm? – Johns Hopkins News-Letter

2021 has brought some surprises, and one of those surprises is the terrible snowstorm in Texas. Although there have been such conditions in the past, this storm hit hard, leading me to think about climate change’s role in the extremity…

Climate Warriors Want MORE Green Energy After Texas Frozen Turbine Debacle

Frozen wind turbines became a symbol of last month’s Arctic blast that left millions of Texans without power, but as far as green energy proponents are concerned, the solution is not less wind but more. As Texas struggles to recover…

Don’t Get Fooled By The Media’s Crafty Coverage Of Cold Weather

Parts of the River Thames in London froze recently following subzero temperatures across the UK. The last time this happened was in 1963. The Netherlands shivered at minus 20 degrees Celsius. Across the Atlantic, Americans experienced extreme February snowfall, causing…

Climate change will lead to more extreme weather events. Is Texas prepared? – Austin American-Statesman

Freezing temperatures for nearly a week, with lows dipping into the single digits. Sheets of ice covering roads. Snowfall blanketing much of the state, totaling 15 inches in some areas. The historic winter weather that swept across Texas in February — crippling infrastructure…

FLEISHER: In Winter, Global Warming Pushes Arctic Air To South – AllOTSEGO

LETTER from P. JAY FLEISHER To the Editor: How can a warming climate lead to a “frozen Texas”? Media coverage of freezing conditions, power outages and millions of desperate Texans summarizes the life-threatening conditions brought on by freezing temperatures and…

More Green Blackouts Ahead As Biden’s Regulators Ignore Grid’s Vulnerability

You’d think the Texas blackouts would trigger some soul-searching about the vulnerability of America’s electrical grid. Not in today’s hothouse of climate politics. The Biden Administration is already moving to stop an examination of grid vulnerability to promote unreliable renewable…

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ENERGY TRANSITIONS: As Texas went dark, power flowed in America’s coldest place

Utilities across the northern U.S. have long fortified themselves against extreme cold, preventing the widespread outages seen in Texas last week. The dirty secret: The power systems remain highly reliant on fossil fuels to keep the lights on.

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EXTREME WEATHER: Texas officials predicted blackouts ahead of deep freeze

The Texas Division of Emergency Management warned publicly in 2018 that winter storms could “cause widespread power outages” and that the state must ensure “continued operation of utility systems” after disasters such as the recent freezing weather that triggered outages.