Texas Needs To Prepare For Power Outages From Heat Snow And Heat Cold Or Something

The climate cult craziness just continues. Sadly, so many people have been indoctrinated that they actually believe that heat trapping greenhouse gases can make snow, ice, and cold weather

Texas scientists: Power outages show why Texas must prepare for climate change

The two writers are climate cultists Katherine Hayhoe, who also pretends to use her Christian religion to push her climate cult beliefs, and loves blocking everyone who dares ask her a question, even though she has stated she wants a robust debate (did you realize she also teaches Political Science? Go figure), along with Ginny Catania, a professor with the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. While Hayhoe could charitably be called a “climate scientist”, with a Masters in atmospheric science (also, in Philosophy), Catania has a PHD in Geophysics, so, not a direct climate science degree. And we were told we should only listen to people with degrees in climate science, right? They managed to get a whole bunch of Comrades at their schools to sign on. Have anyone of them given up their own use of fossil fuels?

stop global warmingLast week, ice, snow and record-breaking cold left millions across Texas without electricity, heat or water, and with homes damaged or destroyed. Roughly 4 million homes and up to 15 million people had no power for several days, and 13 million homes had no water or poor water quality.

Like our fellow Texans, we were also victims of this preventable disaster; as always, however, this extreme weather-related disaster disproportionately impacted our most vulnerable populations. The compounding failures of interconnected life-sustaining resources created a dangerous crisis for millions, particularly those living in poverty and acutely suffering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A massive winter storm was preventable? Really? We’re supposed to take this stuff seriously.

Some may say that no one could have foreseen such severe weather. Although Texas experiences extreme cold events, it is indeed unusual to have a winter storm advisory for the whole state at once. However, given the well-known and very large fluctuations of winter temperatures in this part of the country and the scale of this storm, it is surprising that there was no clear preparation ahead of time. Meteorologists predicted the storm’s arrival for more than a week in advance, yet Texans still faced empty grocery stores, shuttered pharmacies and hospitals without power, water or adequate water pressure needed for critical operations and procedures. (snip through the tedious explanation of how you eating a burger causes the Arctic to warm and cause winter weather)

Human decisions can exacerbate these risks: Urbanization can increase runoff from rainfall, and development in low-lying areas and coastal regions makes us more vulnerable to floods. Preparing for future disasters requires a systematic analysis of future — not just historical — risks. Texas must prepare for these risks. Such planning is critical for the state to remain financially resilient in the face of climate change. (snip)

Unlike the power outage crisis, climate change will be difficult or near impossible to reverse in the near-term. The state’s leaders need to accept climate science and begin using research to build a more resilient Texas. Texas has always experienced heat and cold, drought and flood. But today, climate change is loading the dice against us. For decades, climate researchers have projected — and are now observing — that extreme climate events (of many kinds) will become more frequent or more intense as our planet continues to warm.

It’s long past time to start asking these climate cultists to prove their assertions and prognostication, along with whether they’ve changed their own lives to match their beliefs.

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20 Responses to “Texas Needs To Prepare For Power Outages From Heat Snow And Heat Cold Or Something”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Of course it’s preventable. Texas needs to burn some tires in the yard to increase their greenhouse gasses. If they can control their climate by man made means, they definitely should to reduce the chances of another cold winter.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Mr Teach being willfully ignorant again: A massive winter storm was preventable?

    What the article actually said:

    Like our fellow Texans, we were also victims of this preventable disaster

    The disaster, meaning the failure of the Texas electrical grid, WAS preventable.

  3. Hairy says:

    Canada doesn’t seem to have any problems in the winter with their wind turbines
    Maybe Texas should have opted for the “cold climate” option package good down to 30 below
    Of course this may have hurt the short term profits of the privately owned powergenerstors

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Wind farms work in Antarctica.

    Texas was unprepared for the rare weather event.

  5. Hairy says:

    The massive winter storm was not preventable
    The massive effects were preventable
    The wind turbines should have been designed like those in Canafa for arctic like weather
    Likewise the fossil fueled power plants which failed Billy (theyost 2x as much power)they should have been designed to work under those cold conditions also

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach rants: It’s long past time to start asking these climate cultists to prove their assertions and prognostication, along with whether they’ve changed their own lives to match their beliefs.

    Ask away. What more proof do you need to support the theory of man-made global warming? Please tell us. If you can’t, it proves you’re not serious.

    Deniers will never recognize any change as being enough. Drive a Prius? “Still burns gas.” Insulate you home? “You still use electricity from coal.” Cut your business travel? “If you fly even once, you’re a hypocrite!”

    Deniers are not serious, they’re just willfully ignorant deniers.

    • Jl says:

      “What more proof do you need..”. Just some would be nice-as in proof of dire consequences. And winter storms in Texas aren’t proof of anything other than Texas sometimes gets winter storms

  7. Dana says:

    How much money do you spend to prevent a 100-year-disaster event?

    Yes, the private utilities in the Lone Star State could spend a ton of money to prevent this from ever happening again, but remember: private utilities are profit-making entities, and would have to pass the additional costs on to their customers. The hardening of infrastructure certainly makes sense, but in the politicization of this, the left forget — or simply ignore, to try to trash Republicans — that it costs money, costs that are inevitably borne by the utility customers.

    Me? I’d love to see the electric, telephone and internet wiring buried underground. That would harden then to most — though not all — of the damage from weather. But I also know that it would be hugely expensive:

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration EXIT, the U.S. power grid is made up of over 7,300 power plants, nearly 160,000 miles of high-voltage power lines, and millions of miles of low-voltage power lines and distribution transformers, connecting 145 million customers throughout the country (EIA, 2016).

    The line which provides sparktricity to my property serves two residences and my separate shop/garage. It crosses a county road and two (no longer used) rail lines. It costs roughly $750 per foot to bury power lines, more than ten times what overhead lines cost. Just a rough guesstimate, using that $750 figure, puts burying power lines to my place and my one neighbor’s, 450 ft x $750 = $337,500, and that does not include the cost of the ground level transformer — roughly $7,000 — that would have to replace the on-the-pole transformer now being used.

    A third of a million dollars, to provide sparktricity to two homes! My ‘share’ of that would be about $180,000. Amortized over, say, 50 years, would be $3,600 per year, $300 a month, not including the cost of the electricity or the new transformer.

    Could I afford an additional $300 a month? Yeah, I could. Could my neighbors? Not just no, but Hell no!

  8. Dana says:

    A major part of the problem was that, despite Texans being warned that they would be facing temperatures around 0º F, somehow no one thought to warn people to turn off the water to their houses if they lost sparktricity!

    We’ve seen these pictures of water raining out of ceilings and houses ruined by flooding due to burst water pipes, because no one had the sense to shut off the water and drain the lines!

    That was my previous house, in Pennsylvania, and it was a duplex. When the other side went vacant, after the two lesbian Philadelphia cops who bought it as a vacation home had a nasty break-up and stopped paying their mortgage, I realized that, even with the city water turned off to the property — I checked, by turning on the exterior hose bib — that the water in the lines could freeze and burst. Figuring that this could eventually cause damage to my side, I turned on that exterior hose bib again, and left it on, to do what I could to drain the water out. If I’s had access to the interior of the house, I’d have opened all of the faucets inside to allow air in, to more completely drain the lines, and even gone into the basement, to see if I could drain things completely.

    Of course, with my career being in running concrete plants, and having plenty of experience in draining water and air lines for freezing weather, yeah, those kinds of thoughts were always in the forefront of my mind. But the local governments in the Lone Star State should have been warning people, shut off your water and drain the lines as best you can.

  9. drowningpuppies says:

    Yep, mistakes were made however the Biden DOE exacerbated the problem.
    Helluva job Joey! https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif


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  10. david7134 says:

    The winter storm proved several things. First, there is no such thing as global warming secondary to CO2. It was one degree here in Louisiana, that is incompatible with the hoax. End of discussion.

    Then, we had adequate electricity for any occasion, until Obama eliminated coal generators, which are not a polluting as so called green energy. It takes 20 years to recover from the damage that the Magic Negro created. On top of that, the idiot Dems in our respective states shoved through the so called green energy issue and built wind and solar which are a joke.

    There is no such thing as human induced climate change, just human induced stupidity. Thankfully, the Dems elected to steal the last election and set in motion the environment for secession of the CSA once again. But this time we will have the backing of elements that desire the separation of US states.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The secession of the CSA cannot happen soon enough. Good riddance, all. Will you reinstate slavery? Otherwise, who will do any work? We suppose you’ll need foreign aid from the USA you leave behind. Other than Texas, all your CSA need subsidies.

      We suppose you’ll go back to teaching readin’, ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic, too. And teaching evangelical christianity in your schools. LSU will become your flagship college. It’s not Harvard, Duke, Yale, Stanford, Penn, Princeton, Washington, Georgetown or Michigan, but it’s as least as good as SE Kansas AM&N!

      The IQ of America will increase 30% that day.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      David, pay no attention to Rimjob, he never knows anything about which he writes. He’s stupid. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wacko.gif
      Meanwhile in Texas…

      So when the wind and solar collapse, as they did Sunday, and you need the gas and coal, you have to cold start the plants, which is really hard in sub-freezing weather. Gas did yeoman’s work ramping up, but it was too little too late. We have retired over 3,000 MW of dependable power in the last 10 years, and reached a saturation point on the grid. Name plate capacity of wind and solar is 32,000 MW , but on a good day we get 30% of that; during the freeze we got about 6%. I would call that a failed business model, but we paid for all of it to be built; such a waste.”

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  11. STW says:

    A line of giant fans stretching across north Texas to blow the cold air back north. If the fans are reversible they can help bring cool air south in the summer. Win Win.
    Of course each fan will need to be coupled with a electricity generating windmill for power. Done right the fans could even blow on the windmills providing their own power. (Okay, so that last bit my violate the first law of thermodynamics but when has something like that ever stopped a progressive idea?)

    • david7134 says:

      You should not have suggested that, John and Jeff are now telling the liberal sites what a great idea it is. Of course it would fail as no tax involved and does not lead to world communism.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Sorry to disappoint, but I’m busy promoting the transAmerica pipeline to carry water from the Great Lakes to the US Southwest!! Doesn’t even need pumps since it’s downhill all the way according to maps!

        • david7134 says:

          That comment went right over, you are getting as bad as John with his commenting while high.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            It’s hard to feel sorry for you, asshole that you are, but not impossible. Must be my liberal humanist side.

  12. Hairy says:

    The climate deniers here podtedthat it easthe wind turbines that were responsible for TX
    But really it was the for profit companies who failed to get the correct equipmentike they use in CA
    They saved little but it was a false saving

  13. Jl says:

    Yes, John, and the correct equipment would have been less unreliables and more fossil fuels…

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