One reason for all the hysteria throughout Germany, and elsewhere, is because there are people out there who don’t know what they are talking about. Here’s an example: Cem Özdemir, a leader in Germany’s Green Party, said on national ARD television:
You know, we know the arguments. The arguments are not that new. At peak times, that is not in normal use times, then energy consumption is at a maximum in Germany around noon, between 11 and 12, we consume about 80 gigabytes, but we produce 140 gigabytes, that is about one and half times what we really need.”
Hey! My computer has a memory capacity of 2000 gigawatts.
H/T: Dirk H
And that’s why Germany doesn’t need any nuclear power, according to Özdemir.
Imagine if Sarah Palin had said such a thing. But because Cem Özdemir is a greenie, he gets away with it. Luckily this is on Youtube and so the networks can’t bury it. To be fair, Mr Özdemir appears to have been up all night, stoking the flames of hysteria, and so he can blame this gaffe on exhaustion.