American Elephants

Yoo Hoo! New Congressperson Ocasio-Cortez! by The Elephant's Child


“Polar Vortex” New term for many people. I did a  brief search, and all the major media sources were talking about the “polar vortex.” NBC News “2019 polar vortex. Here’s how the brutal cold impacted the U.S.” HuffPost “How to Help Homeless People Amid the Freezing Cold Polar Vortex” Washington Post “Making sense of the polar vortex and record cold on a feverish planet” “Videos of Polar Vortex” where, how long, how cold.  There’s lots more, but you get the idea.

Back in the nation’s capitol, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was making speeches about the horrors of global warming, and how we were all going to die in just 15 years, or was it 12? Others mentioned an estimated $94 trillion cost, and Kamala Harris said we’d just have to pay it, which may have eliminated her as a candidate. Voters are interested in the subject of climate change only as long as it doesn’t cost them anything, according to the large polling companies, like Rasmussen. Seems to be  bit of a disconnect here. Disastrous warming and Polar Vortex don’t exactly go together. But then Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s solution of vastly more wind turbines doesn’t work either, because it would take an acreage the size of the state of California to produce enough wind to power the United States.

To top that off, we just learned that “Wind Didn’t Work During Polar Vortex“– from the Midcontinent Independent Systems Operator (MISO) who just released a report stating the wind didn’t work during the polar vortex that swept Minnesota on January 29 and 30. Electricity output from wind plummeted due to low wind speeds and because it was “too cold” for the wind turbines to operate.”

Well, AOC.  Back to the drawing board.  How about some nice modern nuclear reactors instead?

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