In this brief we talk Texas snow storms, Florida opening public schools, CDC changing guidelines again, and Teacher unions are a political party??? But first:
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According to CNN:
A historic cold outbreak has led in the coldest air in decades across the United States, reaching all the way to the Rio Grande and bringing record amounts of snow and ice to the Deep South.
Here are some of the records that have been broken across the United States by the cold weather as well as some of the more interesting statistics recorded due to the extreme temperatures.
There was a 130-degree spread in temperatures across the US yesterday, from 90 degrees in Florida to 40 below zero in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The outbreak is bringing the coldest air in decades to many locations across the central United States:
-Dallas dipped to 5 degrees, the coldest temperature the city has seen since 1989.
-Oklahoma City hit 6 degrees below zero, the city’s coldest temperature since 1989, and the wind chill reached a record 29 degrees below zero.
-Austin and San Antonio in Texas both had single-digit temperatures for the first time since 1989.
-Corpus Christi, Texas, dipped down to 17 degrees, the coldest it’s been there since 1989.
-Rapid City, South Dakota has had five consecutive nights of 12 degrees below zero. The last time this happened was in 1943.
-The wind chill dipped to 32 degrees below zero in Kansas City, Missouri, the lowest since 1989.
-Monday’s high of 3 degrees below zero and a low of 21 degrees below zero was the coldest day in Omaha, Nebraska, in 25 years.
Ok, so it is cold. But I don’t remember rolling blackouts in Texas back in 1989. What happened?
Tucker on Texas Green New Deals
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According to the Western Journal
In Texas, freezing temperatures and winter precipitation have caused some of the state’s wind turbines to seize up, costing 12,000 megawatts in power on an already taxed state grid, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
In addition, The Dallas Morning News reported that 2 million Texans did not have power Monday due to the stress on the state’s power supply and the necessary implementation of rolling blackouts.
The conservative think tank Center of the American Experiment has revealed that wind turbines in Minnesota and North Dakota built by Minnesota Power, Otter Tail Power and Xcel Energy will not only stop producing electricity but may also start consuming it.
In order to prevent damage to the motor, the turbines are heated to keep the components and their fluids from freezing. During the 2019 polar vortex, that safeguard drew 2 megawatts from the power grid.
Even for solar panels, which actually perform better in colder temperatures, the problem of ice and snow blocking out the light with no efficient way to clear each panel could render them useless.
Texans Forced To Cut Open Cattle With Lightsabers And Climb Inside For Warmth
But hey kill the Keystone Pipeline project, put up more inefficient wind turbines, manufacture more electric cars, and while we are at it, lets put more solar panels up in the cloudy great northwest.
Speaking of electric cars…
The CEO of Toyota said this:
“The current business model of the car industry is going to collapse,” he said. “The more EVs we build, the worse carbon dioxide gets… When politicians are out there saying, ‘Let’s get rid of all cars using gasoline,’ do they understand this?”
Massachusetts climate official proposes targeting regular people who heat their homes: ‘We have to break your will’
A Massachusetts climate official said people who heat their homes and fuel their cars will need to have their “will” broken in order to combat emissions and climate change.
“I know one thing that we found in our analysis is that 60% of our emissions come from … residential heating and passenger vehicles,” said David Ismay, Massachusetts, undersecretary for climate change, during a virtual meeting with the Vermont Climate Council. “Let me say that again: 60% of our emissions that need to be reduced come from you, the person on your street, the senior on fixed-income. Right now, there is no bad guy left, at least in Massachusetts, to point the finger at and turn the screws on and now break their will, so they stop emitting. That’s you. We have to break your will.”
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As the CDC changes its guidelines to opening public schools…again, while Gov. DeSantis says Florida schools are open for business, and have been since August:
Oregon Dept. of Education: Asking Students To ‘Show Their Work’ In Math Class Is A Form Of White Supremacy
A mathematics guide sent out to Oregon schools tells educators that asking students to show their work in math class is a form of white supremacy.
In an email sent out by the Oregon Department of Education, teachers were encouraged to enroll in a course called “A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction.” The course came with an 82-page instructional guide that lists the ways in which white supremacy is perpetuated in math class.
“White supremacy culture infiltrates math classrooms in everyday teacher actions,” the guide reads. “Coupled with the beliefs that underlie these actions, they perpetuate educational harm on Black, Latinx, and multilingual students, denying them full access to the world of mathematics.”
Examples of classroom actions that allegedly perpetuate white supremacy include asking students to show their work, focusing on getting the right answer, tracking student success, and grading students.
Chicago Mayor Says Teachers Union Acting Like ‘Political Party’
According to The New York Times, Lightfoot said.
“When you have unions that have other aspirations beyond being a union, and maybe being something akin to a political party, then there’s always going to be conflict,”
When asked what she believes the CTU’s aims are beyond typical union-based collective bargaining, Lightfoot said “they’d like to take over not only Chicago Public Schools, but take over running the city government. That’ll play itself out over time. I don’t really spend time, and certainly not in the middle of a pandemic, worrying about the politics. But politics intrudes, always,” The New York Times reported.
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