The Irony of the New York Blackout

A major power outage has occurred in New York City tonight. According to The New York Times, a segment of the West Side of Manhattan was affected resulting in thousands of people in subways and even elevators trapped, and drivers having to use their own judgement when crossing intersections since traffic lights were also out.…

Dr. Patrick Allitt lecture on “A Climate of Crisis”

In the 1950s, Americans were worried about nuclear weapons and over-population. In the decades since we’ve feared invasive species, the ozone hole, energy shortages and climate change. In his provocative book about the U.S. environmentalist movement, A Climate of Crisis, Emory University historian Dr. Patrick Allitt argues that technology and innovation have helped us avert…

Did the Sun affect the San Diego blackout?

Back on September 20th, 15,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customers experienced a blackout in which the power company blamed power generators giving out due to peak usage. The only thing is, as the below video points out, the generators in question are built for peak usage. Instead, Suspicious Observers posits it may have been…