The USA could not withstand the blow of the elements: what conclusions need to be drawn by the Americans


A half-meter layer of snow. Burst water pipes. Rolling power outage. Hundreds of accidents due to icy roads, which there is no one and nothing to clear. Frozen houses. No, these are not "communal horrors" of Russia, this is what is happening in the United States right now. Nature dropped a real "snow bomb" on the richest and most powerful country in the world, and it could not withstand the blow of the elements. What conclusions will be drawn from this? And will there be?


The United States is a large country, and the inhabitants of the northern and northeastern states are not surprised by frost and snow. The energy and transport collapse occurred when the Arctic cold moved further to the American South, which is absolutely not adapted to this. Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma were buried in the snow. In Texas, where February temperatures usually don't drop below 2 degrees Celsius, in the city of Houston it is now minus 8 degrees. This was a real disaster for the southern states, and in total, about 150 million Americans suddenly found themselves in the zone of abnormal cold weather.

Their entire way of life was suddenly destroyed. Streets and roads are covered with a thick layer of snow, which there is nothing to remove, since the snow removal equipment in the South there is no need. Due to the dramatic increase in the number of fatal accidents, the authorities urged the population to refrain from travel. The runways are closed, over three thousand flights have been postponed. Texas, the second largest state, has a state of emergency. Probably, his example will be followed in neighboring Louisiana. The situation is very serious and is not limited to snow alone.


Since homes in the American South do not have central heating and are not adapted to the cold climate, people faced with frost began to actively use heating appliances. Due to the fact that the blades of the wind generators were iced up and stopped, power generation was sharply reduced. Wind gusts led to numerous wire breaks. Almost 4 million Texans, 300 Oregonians, and tens of thousands in other states were left without electricity and water in their homes. And the problem is not only large-scale utility accidents. In Texas, due to subzero temperatures, shale wells were simply frozen and refineries stopped. Oil immediately jumped in price, the production of which decreased by 1,5 million barrels per day. Spot prices for electricity for residents of the state at the moment increased from $ 25 per megawatt to $ 9 thousand. Incredible numbers.


In an amicable way, this extraordinary situation should call into question the "New Green Deal" proclaimed in the USA. The American energy and transportation infrastructure has shown its unpreparedness for natural anomalies. The solar panels are covered with snow, and the icy blades of wind generators now have to be literally processed from helicopters with non-freeze. What conclusions can be drawn from this?

This "snow bomb" is a direct consequence of the climate change process. What has happened now can easily happen again, or even on a larger scale. The American South was under attack, Europe and Southeast Asia are now suffering from an abnormally cold winter. No one will deny the usefulness and necessity of wind and solar energy, but it is not a panacea. A complete rejection of traditional generation in favor of green generation risks causing huge problems in the future. It is possible to build wind turbines, install solar panels on the roofs of houses, but at the same time continue to use the peaceful atom, natural gas, and in the future - hydrogen, diversifying the sources of electricity generation as much as possible. And, of course, it is necessary to prepare the infrastructure for such force majeure situations, which have a chance to become regular.
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  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) 17 February 2021 14: 13
    +9
    what is normal for Russians is death for a German and an American

    Here I read a blogger who scoffed at Russia for the fact that because of the stopped tram in the city, as many as 3 streets in the center stood up - and he scoffed with a hint - here it is, they say, a superpower

    something tells me that this moved from the outskirts will not notice the collapse in the USA
  2. Vadim Ananyin Offline Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin (Vadim Ananyin) 17 February 2021 15: 07
    +6
    The delirium of green energy in the head always leads to such results, proven by science.
    Trumpushka fled in time, then all the dogs would be hanged on him and himself for one.
    And in this case it’s even good, now shtetl-state selfishness will begin!
    And racism will subside from all sides, cold, hunger, not aunt.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 February 2021 15: 57
    -6
    All bullshit, IMHO.
    They always have hurricanes, typhoons, shakes, fires, they are used to
    And snowfall and drifts like, and showed 2 years ago.

    4 million Texans? 1/100 of the population, and the southern state.

    So ........ on the opinion of the author and will move their green energy further ...
    1. sapper2 Offline sapper2
      sapper2 (Minesweeper2) 18 February 2021 04: 41
      +2
      All eggs in one basket ?? ... Well, well ....
      1. The comment was deleted.
      2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 18 February 2021 09: 04
        -3
        Ha.
        The fact of the matter is that there are a lot of baskets and eggs ...
    2. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 18 February 2021 07: 27
      +1
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      So ........ on the opinion of the author and will move their green energy further.

      Yes, let them put it, I have something. smile And I am not against green energy, as I wrote directly
    3. shinobi Offline shinobi
      shinobi (Yuri) 18 February 2021 11: 21
      +2
      It's not about what happens to them, but about the fact that they don't learn anything from the results.
  4. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 18 February 2021 08: 16
    +6
    Life teaches that any idea, even a very good idea, brought to the point of absurdity, is harmful. At one time, there was a thought about the omnipotence of man, his power over nature. It turned out that this is not so. Unfortunately, there are plenty of idealists, especially among liberals. They love to advise, but do not like to work and be responsible for what they have done.
    1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 18 February 2021 12: 28
      +2
      This is the most sensible idea!
  5. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) 18 February 2021 10: 42
    +3
    Now the Russian "climate weapon" will be dragged in. It's time.
  6. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 18 February 2021 11: 06
    +6
    I don't even know: cry or laugh? It got warmer here from ~ 32 to ~ 20, so people with beer appeared on the street. The roads are clean, the transport is like a watch, the house is warm and there is electricity. It's good that I'm not in the states.
    1. shinobi Offline shinobi
      shinobi (Yuri) 18 February 2021 11: 25
      +2
      To experience bewilderment with a little bit (little) gloating. In our place where I live, daily temperature fluctuations of 12-15 degrees are quite common.
  7. Denis Malygin Offline Denis Malygin
    Denis Malygin (Denis Malygin) 18 February 2021 12: 27
    +3
    Santa Claus is with us, besides all the saints! China as they call themselves - the Celestial Empire! And who is higher, and if you look at the globe?
  8. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
    Indifferent 18 February 2021 13: 29
    +1
    I want to add my spoon of honey. I listened to blogger Sanya from Florida. He talks more objectively. Yes, there was a snowstorm, there were drifts and everything that was printed was true. But this is actually the south and much to the south of Tashkent, if anything. Therefore, two days later, all this began to melt, moreover, intensively and the temperatures changed to positive, albeit relatively low. One should not take everything as a catastrophic catastrophe. Yes, there was a climatic anomaly, but it ended quickly. Well, the United States is not India, let alone Nigeria. Everything was restored there relatively quickly. I do not argue that "green energy" is bluff and stupidity. We need powerful energy sources such as nuclear power plants and thermal power plants. But the information must be objective.
    1. Dear sofa expert. 18 February 2021 13: 54
      +3
      Therefore, two days later, all this began to melt, moreover, intensively and the temperatures changed to positive, albeit relatively low. One should not take everything as a catastrophic catastrophe. Yes, there was a climatic anomaly, but it ended quickly.

      Actually, the Americans themselves call it a "catastrophe".

      Here is an article from a Swiss blogger. It's in German, but there are photographs and videos from American news below. (in English.)

      http://alles-schallundrauch.blogspot.com/2021/02/texas-ist-ohne-strom-und-erfriert.html?m=1
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 19 February 2021 02: 00
      +2
      I want to add my spoonful of honey to the poop barrel. I listened to blogger Sanya from Florida. He talks more objectively.

      Sanya still lives in Florida, their winter has not hurt. He also knows everything from the Internet. For objectivity, you need to look at more sources. Well, some events can be told in different ways. For example, almost a Christmas tale, beautiful frames, if you do not read the description. there and about interruptions in food, electricity and so on.



      But this girl's pipes have thawed and it seems not up to the beauties of nature. Surely she has a slightly different point of view about the weather and the quality of frame housing construction.



      I do not argue that "green energy" is bluff and stupidity. We need powerful energy sources such as nuclear power plants and thermal power plants. But the information must be objective.

      It seems that their opinions on green energy are also divided. As far as I understood, the power systems of the West and East coasts are not interconnected, and Texas, as a separate state, is not connected with them. But a professor with the right skin color and views will popularly explain to everyone that it is necessary to further develop green energy.



      In general, how many people, so many opinions hi
      In the meantime, there was a landing on Mars, we will soon look at the rover.
    3. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 19 February 2021 07: 10
      0
      Quote: indifferent
      Yes, there was a climatic anomaly, but it ended quickly. Well, the United States is not India, let alone Nigeria. Everything was restored there relatively quickly. I do not argue that "green energy" is bluff and stupidity. We need powerful energy sources such as nuclear power plants and thermal power plants. But the information must be objective.

      And what was the bias specifically?
  9. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 18 February 2021 16: 24
    +2
    While we are here in the United States and their problems ... Ukraine is laughing again:

    The Ukrainian Security Service reported the suspicion to the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Andrey Kartapolov. He is suspected of encroaching on the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

    This was reported by the SBU press service.

    It is reported that Kartapolov in Ukraine faces life imprisonment.

    The suspicion was reported under articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine under Part 3 of Art. 110 (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine); h. 2 tbsp. 437 (conducting an aggressive war) Part 2 of Art. 438 (violation of the laws and customs of war involving premeditated murder).

    The news is supplemented ...

    I stole the news from the Ukrainian site.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 19 February 2021 02: 07
      +2
      Funny guys. And they did not think that he might appear in court with the Kantemirovsk division? smile
  10. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 18 February 2021 21: 07
    +1
    It's time to stock up on warm pantaloons.
  11. Pavel skaletsky Offline Pavel skaletsky
    Pavel skaletsky (Pavel Skaletsky) 18 February 2021 22: 11
    0
    Even a bomb.
  12. Oleg Kazakov Offline Oleg Kazakov
    Oleg Kazakov (Oleg Kazakov) 19 February 2021 21: 10
    0
    I know who is to blame
    1. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 23 February 2021 09: 09
      0
      Putin? Chubais?