Category Archives: Weather/Climate

Wrong way Ian

Florida doesn’t need rain. Central Texas does. Lake Travis is down 40 feet from normal, lakeside restaurants are closing partly due to the economy and partly since their lake view is now of a dirt ditch, and the foundations of homes are cracking due to the settling earth. Unfortunately, Hurricane Ian is going the wrong way. Drought, alas, is normal in Texas. Anything else is an aberration.

EVs aren’t catching on

We know their politics. How ’bout the economics? So far, they ain’t selling, at least in Colorado, which was supposed to be a hot market.

“Most citizens are, with reason, not springing for an electric vehicle even with a slightly better local infrastructure to support it.”

Via Instapundit

Our hundred-degree days

Forty-four or forty-five of them so far this summer. Global warming, right? Nooo. We have a ways to go to get to ninety-six days, a record set way back in the 1920s. But you can bet the Mediacrats will be playing up climate change. It is pretty stinkin’ hot, though. So far, the electric has not gone off. Fingers crossed. Meanwhile, up in the Northeast where the Mediacrats are, they’re sweating out the high nineties and managing to miss what’s going on in Austin. Tragedy.

$45 worth of gasoline

That was 10 gallons worth. It sobered me. Would be much worse if I was a single parent living paycheck to paycheck. Nevermind electric cars. The Dimocrats want us riding bicycles. Austin’s lefty council was preparing us, with all the bike lanes of the past few years squeezing two-lane streets to one lane. They knew.

The coming blackouts

With temps up to triple digits in a continuing heat wave, Central Texas may soon see blackouts on electricity and air-conditioning. Not because the heat is extreme but because Biden’s feds have crippled power generation.

“The consequences resulting from Biden’s restriction of U.S. natural gas production may be even worse. The price of natural gas price has tripled, from about $3 per million British thermal units in June 2021 to about $9 by May 2022. This has raised not only utility bills but also prices of goods manufactured by gas powered plants.

“But higher prices may not be the worst of it. The longer-term climate campaign against natural gas use has resulted in utilities having less power-generating capacity. This, the Wall Street Journal recently reported, has led electric-grid operators to warn “that power-generating capacity is struggling to keep up with demand, a gap that could lead to rolling blackouts during heat waves or other peak periods as soon as this year.”

Via Watt’s Up With That

UT: Water from air

Mechanical engineering researchers have developed a gel material that when heated draws water from humidified air and releases it as water vapor which can be collected for drinking or agriculture purposes. Sounds like it could be the answer for people in dry areas, so long as there is at least 15 percent humidity. Neat stuff.


“Incredible transition”

Even Lyin’ Biden tells the truth now and then.

“[When] it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden said.”

Or, even more hopefully, you will be gone long before that happens. Though millions will be impoverished along the way. Who’s he working for? It sure ain’t us.

Via Forbes