Climate Today: Guardian Pushes Nuclear Power, Sunrise Arrested At Ted Cruz’s House

There are certainly a few high ranking poobahs in the climate cult who think nuclear power is a great thing, such as Michael “Robust Debate” Mann. Most Warmists, though, are dead set against nuclear energy, especially those who are also extreme environmentalists. So, this makes the UK Guardian allowing a piece rather important

If we want to fight the climate crisis, we must embrace nuclear power

On 30 April, the Indian Point nuclear power plant 30 miles north of New York City was shut down. For decades the facility provided the overwhelming majority of the city’s carbon-free electricity as well as good union jobs for almost a thousand people. Federal regulators had deemed the plant perfectly safe.

New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, a key figure behind the move, said that the shuttering of Indian Point brought us “a big step closer to achieving our aggressive clean energy goals”. It’s hard to reconcile that optimism with the data that’s recently come out. The first full month without the plant has seen a 46% increase in the average carbon intensity of statewide electric generation compared to when Indian Point was fully operational. New York replaced clean energy from Indian Point with fossil fuel sources like natural gas.

It’s a nightmare we should have seen coming. In Germany, nuclear power formed around a third of the country’s power generation in 2000, when a Green party-spearheaded campaign managed to secure the gradual closure of plants, citing health and safety concerns. Last year, that share fell to 11%, with all remaining stations scheduled to close by next year. A recent paper found that the last two decades of phased nuclear closures led to an increase in CO2 emissions of 36.3 megatons a year – with the increased air pollution potentially killing 1,100 people annually.

Like New York, Germany coupled its transition away from nuclear power with a pledge to spend more aggressively on renewables. Yet the country’s first plant closures meant carbon emissions actually increased, as the production gap was immediately filled through the construction of new coal plants. Similarly, in New York the gap will be filled in part by the construction of three new gas plants. For the Germans, investment in renewables did eventually pay dividends, but it largely replaced the old nuclear plants’ output rather than reducing existing fossil fuel consumption. The carbon intensity of German electricity is higher than the EU average.

Something has to replace coal. Wind and solar are not it. This is something that Warmists and Skeptics can agree on, we need cheap, affordable, reliable power. Whether you call it clean because it has much lower “carbon emissions” or because nuclear is actually a heck of a lot better for the environment than coal (it 100% is), nuclear is the way to go. I’ll leave you to read this common sense piece, even if it is heavy on the climate doom

A Group Of Climate Change Protesters Were Arrested For Trespassing On Ted Cruz’s Lawn

Houston police on Monday arrested eight people for trespassing at Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s residence while protesting climate change amid the state’s ongoing power crisis.

A group of 60 to 70 people had congregated outside Cruz’s house at around 11 a.m. on Monday to call on President Joe Biden to stop negotiating with “climate deniers” like the senator and to move forward with structuring the Civilian Climate Corps, a policy to create government jobs to combat climate change.

The Houston Police Department said that while the majority of the protesters were “extremely peaceful” and were exercising their First Amendment right to protest against climate change, a small group broke the law by trespassing on Cruz’s private property.

The eight protesters were given multiple warnings and opportunities to leave Cruz’s lawn, but they refused for over an hour, a police spokesperson said.

Um, why are they outside Cruz’s house (and on his property) if they’re petitioning China Joe? Anyhow, you may have a right to protest, but, that’s private property. As a property owner, I’d be kinda pissed off that the police took an hour to remove them from my property. Video here.

Clothes, shoes, signs, smartphones, all required fossil fuels.

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8 Responses to “Climate Today: Guardian Pushes Nuclear Power, Sunrise Arrested At Ted Cruz’s House”

  1. Dana says:

    The Guardian said, “It’s a nightmare we should have seen coming.” That’s just it: we did see it coming, we told people it was coming, but the left did not want to listen to us evil reich wing conservatives.

  2. Joe says:

    Lets see, 400 miles / 42 days = less than 10 miles per day. There is some real commitment there. What did they do, march from Starbucks to Starbucks ?

    • Hairy says:

      Pls tell us all about your long marches
      The longest ruck march in basic army is a single 12 mile

      • Pebo says:

        Jeez, I remember the “Forced March” at Parris Island back in 1970. I thought it was 14 miles but I could be mistaken. You know the way that worked was if the Army did 12 miles the Marines had to show off with 14.

  3. Hairy says:

    Teach has finally admitted coal is dead in the USA
    There are currently 2 nukes under construction in GA
    They have been under construction for 12 years and each is expected to cost 12 billion each( there are 2)
    The Vineyard Wind Project will generate 80% of one Nuke’s power at a cost of 2 billion and take less than 3 years to complete
    The nukes have needed massive federal loan guarantees
    Vineyard Wind is private.
    The cost of new nuclear power is estimated to be 5 times as high as wind power
    The last nuke plant to be finished in the USA was
    In 1997 but can’t be used because no evacuation plan has ever been accepted

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Thanks again retard for the opening.

      The Biden administration wants up to 2,000 turbines in the water in the next eight and a half years.
      At 2 MW capacity per wind turbine (optimistic), 2000 of them could be good for 4000 MW of capacity. With 8760 hours in a year, that means you could get about 35,000 GWH of electricity out of the 2000 turbines if they operated all the time; but of course they don’t — a 40% capacity factor would again be optimistic. That would give you 14,000 GWH of electricity from the 2000 wind turbines (at random times, and requiring full backup, but that’s another issue). According to the EIA, the U.S. uses about 3.8 million GWH of electricity in a year, so these theoretical 2000 offshore wind turbines will with luck generate some 0.36% of our electricity by 2030 — if we started today on a crash program to get them built.

      Reasonable people accept reality.

      Bwaha! Lolgf

    • david7134 says:

      Do you realize your comment shows how bad our government is? Obama withdrew the consents for coal generators in this area and has resulted in compromise in our energy. This is likely one of the many reasons Texas is having difficulty in meeting it’s needs. Coal generated electricity is great and should not be withheld. But we must fight the Federal government because people like you believe in a hoax. Why don’t you wake up and understand that our government is making our lives much harder.

  4. Kye says:

    “Coal generated electricity is great and should not be withheld.”

    Frankly as an American citizen and entrepreneur I believe electricity generated by ANY means is great and should not be withheld. Especially by a bought and paid for government crony or administration hell bent on forcing their beliefs on us.

    Wasting energy of any kind or not generating it is akin to refusing to allow farmers to plant or plow under their crops. It’s a sinful waste of resources and ruinous to our National Interests.

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