People Pretty Upset Over Unintentional Earth Hours
Last November, a United Nations report told us just how evil air conditioning and refrigerators are. And a couple weeks ago the NY Times had a hissy fit over A/C, but, of course, wants those in developing nations to bear the burden of having their A/C restricted. Warmist policies would lead to rolling brownouts and blackouts. What happens when their beliefs are forcibly implemented by Mother Nature? Extended Earth Hour, and people do not like it
(CBS News) From North Carolina to New Jersey, nearly 1.8 million people still without electricity were asking the same question Monday evening: Why will it take so long to get the lights back on?
Nearly three full days after a severe summer storm lashed the East Coast, utilities warned that many neighborhoods could remain in the dark for much of the week, if not beyond.
Friday’s storm arrived with little warning and knocked out power to 3 million homes and businesses, so utility companies have had to wait days for extra crews traveling from as far away as Quebec and Oklahoma. And the toppled trees and power lines often entangled broken equipment in debris that must be removed before workers can even get started.
Many people have been screaming at the power companies to Do Something. Not that easy when they have to deal with all the downed trees and debris and put up new lines, power poles, and other necessary parts of the grid. And there is serious concern over the health of seniors during this long Earth Hour.
The lack of power completely upended many daily routines. Supermarkets struggled to keep groceries from going bad. People on perishable medication called pharmacies to see how long their medicine would keep. In Washington, officials set up collection sites for people to drop off rotting food. Others held weekend cookouts in an attempt to use their food while it lasted. And in West Virginia, National Guard troops handed out food and water and made door-to-door checks.
There’s a brief view of what life would be like under Warmist policies, as coal fired plants are taken off line and replaced with unfeasible and inconsistent solar and wind, which are unable to cope with the power demands during what was historically called “weather events.”
(The Town Talk) With no power at his home, Morgan Smith has been sleeping on the floor where he works at Market Street Coffee. On Monday morning, the barista was joined by people who crowded into the cafe – one of the few places in this rural corner of Loudoun County with power and free, working Wi-Fi – to charge cellphones and work on their laptops.
People are also sleeping in basements and streaming towards those few places with power, sometimes just to take a shower.
(Baltimore Sun) For the second time in less than a year, hundreds of thousands of Baltimore Gas & Electric and Pepco customers are being forced to endure a week or more without electricity because of damage caused by a severe storm. Utility officials are aggressively defending their response. They say the storm was unusually intense and that the companies’ crews and those called in from others states are working hard to restore power. We’re sure they are. But that is of little comfort to those who are coping with the logistical, financial and, potentially, safety consequences of doing without electricity during a prolonged heat wave. State regulators need to take a hard look at what the state’s major utilities are doing to prepare their systems to weather severe storms, and they and company officials need to rethink a communications strategy that leaves customers in the dark in more ways than one.
Welcome to a world under “climate change (hoax)” policies. Of course, these same people are calling for all sorts of new government regulations and mandates. In the wake of the storm, the typical characters are calling for tons more spending on infrastructure (never let a good crisis go to waste). One idea is to bury all the power lines, which, on the surface is a good idea. That’s what we have in my neighborhood, and we rarely lose power. Of course, when the substations are taken out, doesn’t matter. And, it’s easier said then done in old neighborhoods.
Anyhow, Happy Earth Week! Enjoy a view of the future of liberal policies. I’m sure Warmists are calm and collected and not complaining at all, right? Right?