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April 18, 2011

Time Magazine Declares Icemakers to Be a Threat to the Planet

Posted by Dave Blount at April 18, 2011 9:49 AM

Having long crossed into the realm of self-parody, global warming hoaxers in the liberal establishment media see no reason to look back now. The tired joke calling itself Time Magazine shrieks that we should fear our icemakers:

To the long list of human inventions that are wrecking global climate — the internal combustion engine, the industrial era factory — add the automatic ice maker.

Note how casually establishment apparatchiks take for granted that the internal combustion engine is bad, although without it modern society would not be possible.

As for icemakers, they are yet another convenience our moonbat rulers would prefer we live without.

[A]nalysts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently decided to give them a closer look — and they got a surprise when they did.
According to the just-released findings, the average ice maker in the average fridge increases energy consumption by 12% to 20%… So why should the simple business of automating the process be so energetically expensive?
The answer, it turns out, is the tiny motor inside the freezing system that's used to release the bits of ice from the mold and dump them into a tray. A motor that is designed to operate in so cold a setting needs an internal heater to keep it from freezing up, and heating elements require a lot of power — in this case, roughly three fourths of the total additional energy the ice maker uses.

Cold makes us use more energy, which is bad, because using too much energy makes it be too warm for the polar bears. Maybe Time should go back to screeching about the impending ice age, as they were doing in the 70s.

time-ice-age-cover.jpg  time magazine global warming hype
Yet moonbats still read this cartoonish rag.

On a tip from Stormfax.







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