Global warming I tell ‘eeFebruary 15, 2021 Tim Worstallclimate change13 CommentsTexas sees one of its coldest winters in decades as temperatures drop previousThis helps to explain the madwivesnextMs. Malik 13 thoughts on “Global warming I tell ‘ee” Addolff February 15, 2021 at 8:30 am What we need is a carbon tax….Nordhaus got a medal for that idea…….. JuliaM February 15, 2021 at 8:36 am That’s why they now call it ‘climate change’ instead… Stonyground February 15, 2021 at 9:02 am The problem is that the whole thing is based on the claim that more CO2 in the atmosphere will cause significant warming. It is now self evident that this claim is false. It is at least plausible that other effects such as floods and droughts could follow from the warming effect of the CO2. The warming making it colder isn’t plausible at all. If you claim that something causes warming and it gets colder instead that means that you are wrong, it really is that simple. Andrew C February 15, 2021 at 9:16 am @JulieM Indeed. If it is hotter, colder, wetter, dryer, windier, less windy, if the seas rise or fall, if the polar caps get bigger or smaller, if there are deserts or floods, in fact if we have any weather at all, it is proof of ‘climate change’ and even if the change is good it is bad and something must be done. So Much For Subtlety February 15, 2021 at 9:35 am I have been talking about climate change on line and in real life for about 35 years now. Maybe longer. In all that time, precisely no evidence of climate change due to anything mankind has done has turned up – with the minor exception of the production of soot and dust that may be damaging glaciers. I think it is more likely to say Texas is frozen because Gaia is displeased about the election fraud. Nautical Nick February 15, 2021 at 9:48 am I find this talk interesting… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2Qat3L0HwY Steve February 15, 2021 at 10:48 am Ah but they gave that lede a magnificent funeral: Concerns about power outages due to the high demand for energy across the state prompted officials to urge residents to conserve where possible. “Concerns” about power, you say? In a state that proudly bills itself the world leader in oil and gas production? Yes: Texas power grid operators start rotating blackouts as state sets record high power demand – Austin-American newspaper. But why? Even the local paper is coy about the actual reason for this mysterious inability of the energy capital of the Western world to keep both the heating and the lights on when it actually needs both. A quick bit of further googling yields: Nearly half of Texas’ installed wind power generation capacity has been offline because of frozen wind turbines in West Texas, according to Texas grid operators. Will we learn anything from this predictable failure of “green” leccy to deliver the goods when it’s needed most? Anything at all? Bueller… Bueller… Anyone? Now imagine how much worse off they’ll be when they’re reliant on the unreliable green energy grid to pull double duty: powering both buildings and millions upon millions of vehicles. So Much For Subtlety February 15, 2021 at 10:53 am Nearly half of Texas’ installed wind power generation capacity has been offline because of frozen wind turbines in West Texas, according to Texas grid operators. Thanks George W! philip February 15, 2021 at 2:17 pm Domestic energy demand is only about 1/8th of total energy demand in Texas. And electricity demand is higher in summer because air conditioning. https://www.texaselectricityexaminer.com/do-we-use-more-electricity-in-summer-or-winter.html Most people in this cold snap will be turning on an oil fired boiler for heating, so electricity demand won’t go up much. It shows how fragile the network is if it can’t cope with a cold spell of a few days. DocBud February 15, 2021 at 2:57 pm Meanwhile, in Germany: https://stopthesethings.com/2021/02/09/coal-comfort-total-collapse-in-wind-solar-output-leaves-freezing-germans-desperate-for-coal-fired-power/amp/ Tim the Coder February 15, 2021 at 4:14 pm All that solar power, made in China with the slave labour of Uighur…we must ban goods made by slave-labour…so we must ban solar power made in China. Oh, no one else is making it. We must buy more solar power made in China. No. We must…Pop. It’d take a heart of stone not to laugh. Southerner February 16, 2021 at 4:27 am Texas should have paid more carbon tax then this wouldn’t have happened. Witchie February 16, 2021 at 5:41 pm All you climate change deniers should look at all the things that anthropogenic climate change has caused: More lesbians and homosexuals More transsexuals, including MTF and FTM Covid Brexit Migration (as if free healthcare, housing and benefits weren’t a big draw) Rising sea levels so that most of the UK is flooded Melting ice (how come that the melting ice in a G&T doesn’t make it bigger?) More Labour/SNP/Plaid/IRA twattery More stabbings Racism (like BAMEs dying from Covid) More pandemics coming from China … Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.