Once again, I find a beautifully and thoughtfully written amendment to something I thought I knew all about.
And, it does create a clear distinction between “energy” and electricity, and for me highlights the core complexity of how electrical systems work.
Wizard, Mathematical and electricity systems genius, and what my perception also recognizes as a “magician.”
I’ve been hearing and appreciating variations on the Henry Ford story for decades, but this is the first time the “details” have been explained in a way that creates clarity, context, and an ever deeper admiration.
Covid 19 to the rescue.
Climate has been debatable. Pollution is not.
Pollution is not coming from power generation in any California city. In California, It’s almost all coming from vehicles, because the industry is using clean natural gas.
Industry, and power generation have Nitrous Oxide and particulate limitations.
Vehicles do not. (Big trucks, have Nox limits. Smaller cars, SUVs, light-duty trucks, no.)
Califonia’s pollution has not come from power generation for a long time. It’s traffic.
Utility industry news and analysis for energy professionals.
Covid 19 is highlighting severe pollution problems for what they are.
“Climate Change” is debatable, deniable, and “marketable.” It sells tons of advertising, raises billions of dollars, and is not measurable or viable in the minds of consumers.
That has made it an endless topic with high polarization, and absolutely no incentive for any of the parties to “end the debate.”
Pollution, however, is a whole different topic that the entire global economy has been trying to avoid.
But, thank God for Covid 19 because it’s bringing down the “pollution economy,” to a level that’s not hard to miss. Without it, the world would just keep chugging along will millions of unheralded deaths written into the externalized cost of production, and economic gain.
These maps serve to highlight the dark side of the industrial machine that’s been spending anything it takes to keep awareness away from the ugliness of producing all of those popular consumables that “marketing” is selling us.
In taking a close look at the “before and after” satellite pollution photos of Italy, then looking at the covid 19 death concentration area, I found a match.
The most polluted area of Italy, where the entire population is already suffering from pollution-caused respiratory distress, is experiencing the most deathly outcomes from Covid 19.
It’s eery, to see how closely the Covid 19 Death tolls, are in the heart of the “Pollution district.”
Now that you’ve seen the correlation in Italy, you can imagine just how ridiculously absurd China’s state press assertions have been.
The 2019 picture gives a hint of why over 110,000 Chinese people are dying from pollution caused by pneumonia, lung cancer, and high blood pressure/stokes.
Here is the China “before, and after” comparison.
The Covid 19, 3,300 are only the deaths of the 3,300 fatalities they tested.
The rest are just voiceless ashes in the thousands of urns stacking up outside of crematoriums.
The deaths from lung cancer, and high blood pressure strokes, don’t count. They’re not Covid 19; they are just dead.
Wuhan is only the small brown area southwest of the giant dark zone.
Imagine what it’s like living in those areas.
Due to the Covid shutdowns, 100s of millions are enjoying the first breaths of fresh air that Chinese millennials have experienced.
A question I’m going to be waiting for, it “Will the dark area pollution workers return to the hell they’ve been living in?
Forcing people to go back to work in the deadly conditions is tantamount to execution.
The new question for the fossil fuel industry is “Given what we’ve learned via the “Covid 19” teachings, are you comfortable with continuing the “execution by pollution” that is preserving your profits? “
The hundreds of millions of lives being lost to pollution will resume without resolution if we don’t sieze this opportunity today.