Jul. 27, 2019

Too hot for electricity

Relying on electricity, green or not, does not save us from the dangers of increased temperatures. 
In the UK.

We have just had record temperatures. This has caused electric power for trains to crash and set fire to parts of the network. Diesel trains are still running.

Major supermarkets have lost refrigeration. There are multiple other failures in infrastructure, partly due to related lightening storms.

The true costs of global warming are likely to be higher than anticipated, if the electricity infrastructure is insecure.

One activist complained that the BBC made it seem like a competition between areas for the hottest, instead of a climate crisis.

Another claims we should be saying that this might be the coolest temperature in the next 125 years,

Whatever, it was bloody unpleasant!