Climate Change, Possible Long Blackouts, End-Time Tyranny


Article #380

by Bill Nugent


Closure of hundreds of coal-fired power plants causes real danger to our power grid and the potential for months-long blackouts. I’ll also discuss a political power grab that’s underway, using climate change as a pretext.


The words “climate change” and “global warming” are used to designate the claim that human industrial activity, which releases carbon dioxide and methane, is causing global temperatures to rise.


Over 500 Scientists Say Climate Change is Not Validated By Science


More than 500 scientists recently authored the European Climate Declaration (ECD). They addressed it to the UN Secretary General. This document is highly critical of climate change models. Climate change models are computer algorithm programs that attempt to predict temperature increases as carbon dioxide levels increase. Studies have shown that these models greatly overestimate the temperature increases over time. Actual global temperature is cooler than predicted.


The ECD further states that “there’s no statistical evidence global warming is intensifying floods, hurricanes or droughts.” It bluntly states “there is no climate emergency. Therefore there is no cause for panic and alarm.” 


The scientists comprise a global network of more than 500 knowledgeable and experienced scientists and professionals in climate and related fields.


Big Trouble in the Electric Grid


There are three electricity grids in the United states. The Western grid is west of the Mississippi River. The Eastern grid provides power to everything east of the Mississippi River. The Texas grid covers the state of Texas.


It’s extremely interesting that the Texas grid is separate from the other two grids. Texas has gone on a very expensive and perilous experiment in transitioning to wind and solar energy to generate electricity.


Texas is a state that’s subject to high winds and has much sunshine. It has open desert areas. It’s an ideal laboratory for generating electricity by renewable means. Tropical storm Uri, in February 2021, put the Texas grid to the test. It failed miserably.


Texas Almost Went Dark


Texas has closed down many fossil fuel plants, both coal and gas. It’s relying heavily on wind and solar. Wind and solar are unreliable because every night the sun goes down. Cloudy days also inhibit solar. When the wind is not blowing, wind power is not generated. It’s necessary for a grid to have a backup system  to accommodate cloudy, quiet days and extreme weather.


A coal plant or natural gas fired plant is extremely reliable. They run 24/7 generating electricity. The output can be increased to full capacity when needed. Electric grids need a huge amount of coal and gas fired plants as reliable backup.


Texas officials were confident that they were able to handle an emergency. They failed in February 2021. Hundreds of people died, many from hypothermia, because they couldn’t heat their homes.


The Texas experiment with renewables in their grid resulted in widespread blackouts because the grid couldn’t cope with surges in demand for electricity caused by the tropical storm that dumped ice and snow on much of the state.


This has not  stopped climate alarmists from trying to impose the Texas experiment on the western grid and Eastern grid in the United states.


Germany’s Electric Grid Crisis


Germany has had a very similar experience as Texas. Germany has shut down coal and gas-fired plants and gone to wind and solar power. Germany has suffered greatly. Their utility costs have gone up extremely high. Germany has higher electricity bills than almost every other industrialized nation.


When there is a high reliance on renewables and the sun goes down or clouds cover the sky or the wind stops blowing, there has to be load shifting. They have to shift the electricity loads to power the grid from reliable 24/7 fossil fuel plants. They have to send electricity to the part of the grid that is heavily dependent on solar and wind power generation. The load shifting puts an enormous strain on the grid and can burn out transformers.


Danger of Grid Collapse and Months of Blackout


Texas almost experienced a complete collapse of their grid because of the extreme load shifting during tropical storm Uri. They nearly burnt out transformers. If they had burnt out a significant number of large transformers that could have shut down power for weeks, perhaps months.


This is because the the huge transformers used in power grids are made primarily in only two places on earth. They’re made in South Korea and Germany. They have to be ordered months in advance and shipped long distances.


Over a year ago we had a transformer blow up here at MorningStar Ministries where I reside. It was a small transformer compared to the huge ones that run the electric grid. We were able to replace the transformer in short order. The huge transformers take much more time to replace.


The Green New Deal Totalitarian Political Power Grab


Many in the Biden administration, at top levels of the US government, believe massive governmental intervention is needed to reshape the US economy. They have implemented a “Green New Deal”  by legislation passed by congress and by presidential executive orders.


The Biden administration has set a goal of a carbon pollution-free grid by 2035. They have also set a goal of a carbon emissions free economy by 2050. They announced this in April of 2023. The Inflation Reduction Act provides strong incentives for utilities to shut down coal and gas-fired plants and install wind and solar plants.


To obtain the goal of a carbon emission free grid by 2035 would require immense intervention in the economy. New laws and regulations would severely restrict industrial and personal use of fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, gasoline and oil. It would essentially require the establishment of a totalitarian central government over the economy. It would end much personal freedom.


This power grab is going on all over the world. The World Economic Forum, led by Klaus Schwab is leading the way to impose a global totalitarian government to deal with this so-called “climate emergency.”


The North American Energy Regulatory Corporation monitors the grid in the United States. It has warned that large parts of the grid are becoming unstable because of the rapid closings of fossil fuel plants.


I’m personally in favor of solar and wind energy but with present technology their role is limited.


A Billionaire Enters the Conflict


Michael Bloomberg (1942-    ), billionaire and former New York mayor, has recently pledged 500 million US Dollars to “finish the job on coal.” He’s giving the money through Bloomberg Philanthropies. 372 of 530 coal plants in the U.S. have already announced to retire or be closed.


Bloomberg and his followers are working to close every coal and gas plant in the United States. (See “Behind a $500 Million Dollar Donation to ‘Finish the Job’ on Coal'” by Kevin Stocklin, The Epoch Times)


What could possibly be the motive of the climate alarmists? Why would they want to shut down the fossil fuel plants which are the most reliable part of the grid? Could it be that they wish to curtail the industrial capacity of the United States and cause the United States to lose its superpower status?


The climate alarmists don’t seem to criticize China very much regarding fossil fuels. China recently announced the build out of a hundred new coal fired electricity generating plants. China is not criticized because they are a totalitarian communist country. Leftist climate alarmists admire the current Chinese regime.


Bible Prophecies are Being Fulfilled By the Rise of Totalitarianism


The New testament book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible, prophetically predicts the rise of a global totalitarian government. This future government is described in the 13th chapter of the book of Revelation. The government of China is essentially a government which is totalitarian and resembles that which is prophesied in Revelation chapter 13.


With all this climate alarmism and push for totalitarian government in order to force the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, we’re actually seeing Bible prophecies being fulfilled!


This thrust towards totalitarianism is the enemy’s plan to set the world up for the anti-christ government described in the Bible in Revelation, chapter 13. Revelation 13 describes a global government dictator:


“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and those that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear . . .


 “. . . And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, except he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. . . .and his number is Six hundred threescore and six” (Revelation 13:6-9; 16-18).


Nations Can Opt-Out of the Global Anti-Christ Government


However the United States and certain other countries around the world don’t have to be part of the global totalitarian government. Revelation chapter 12, verses 6 and 14 speak of the “wilderness” as a place of sanctuary. I believe the wilderness is the United States, perhaps Australia, and some other nations.


Many are Turning to Christ


There is a way to avoid all the perils coming on the earth. Turn to Jesus Christ who came in fulfillment of over 300 Old Testament prophecies. God sent Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah of Israel, to die for our sins. This is substitutionary atonement in which Christ took the penalty of our sins upon Himself and died in our place.


“But he [Messiah, Christ] was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; And with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:5-6 written circa 700 BC).


Christ rose from the dead to offer forgiveness of sins to all who repent and turn to Him in faith and ask for forgiveness of sins. I invite you to turn to Christ today to receive forgiveness of sins!

Steps to salvation:

Jesus said “Ye must be born again” (John 3:7).

  • 1) Believe that God created you and loves you and sent the Messiah (Messiah is Hebrew for Christ) to redeem you.
  • 2) Believe that Jesus Christ came in fulfillment of over 300 Bible prophecies to die for you, to take upon Himself the penalty of your sins (Isaiah 53:5-6, John 6:29, Romans 4:5, First Peter 3:18).
  • 3) Turn from sin and call on the name of Jesus to receive forgiveness of sins (Romans 10:13).
  • 4) Receive Jesus as Savior and experience the new birth (John 1:12, Acts 2:38).
  • 5) Follow Jesus Christ as Lord (John 14:21).

Prayer to receive salvation:

“Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).

To receive the salvation that Jesus purchased for us at the terrible cost of His suffering and death on our behalf I invite you to pray this simple prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for sending Jesus, the promised Messiah, to die for my sins. I admit that I am a sinner. I repent of my sins and I ask for your forgiveness on the basis of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit to empower me to serve you under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, Amen.”

If you prayed this prayer in the humble sincerity of your heart then you have received everlasting life, which includes power to live right in this life and entrance into heaven in the afterlife!

(C) 2016 William P. Nugent, permission granted to email or republish for Christian outreach.

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