Thursday, April 16, 2020

Earth Hour 10, Higher electricity consumption in EH 2020

Late post, from the IEMOP/WESM data on electricity consumption in the Luzon and Visayas grids, Philippines, EH 2020 on March 28 Saturday, 8:30-9:30pm -- there were even higher electricity demand or consumption at 8 and 9pm, than 7pm or 10pm.

Meaning people were just leaving their lights on that night nd ignored the idiotic campaign to glorify darkness for one hour. If it's not idiotic and a bright thing to do, then campaigners and believers should turn off their lights one hour (or more) every night, 365 nights a year. They won't do that of course, precisely because they think it is idiotic to glorify darkness.

Meanwhile, based on Paris Agreement 2015, the global ecological central planning and socialist movement were waiting for climate money of $100 billion/year starting 2020. Not happening so they could be shifting their effort now.

Meanwhile, I like these two articles:

1. Good stuff:
Why Severe Social Distancing Might Actually Result In More Coronavirus Deaths
APRIL 3, 2020
The author is an academic physician and researcher at an Ivy League institution in New York City.

The only way we are going to beat COVID-19 is by developing something called “herd immunity.” Herd immunity basically means that once a certain percentage of the population develops immunity to a virus, the rest of the population will also be protected. That percentage varies, but is often around 60-70 percent. This is why we don’t need to vaccinate 100 percent of people to eradicate or severely limit the spread of infectious diseases (e.g., polio, smallpox, and measles).

2. Lousy stuff:
California announces $125 million fund for undocumented immigrants impacted by coronavirus

California has an estimated 2 million immigrants living in the country illegally.
Immigrants are not eligible for the $2.2 trillion stimulus package approved by Congress last month, which gives cash payments to most Americans plus boosts unemployment benefits by $600 per week.

See also:
Earth Hour 7, Lesson in basic electrical engineering, March 21, 2016 
Earth Hour 8, Celebrate darkness vs modernization, March 23, 2017 

Earth Hour 9, Hate-love of fossil fuels, March 24, 2018

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