The mayor of Los Angeles instructed residents of his city to turn off their air conditioning and major appliances on what may have been the hottest day in the city’s history on Sunday. The demand to limit electricity use is similar to what occurs in third world countries, where the public loses access to power for large sections of the day because existing energy systems are insufficient to provide amenities such as air conditioning.
Mayor Eric Garcetti made the demand in a Sunday tweet. His tone seemed to imply that he wasn’t asking politely, although Los Angeles isn’t going to do anything to enforce his demand.
It’s almost 3 p.m. Time to turn off major appliances, set the thermostat to 78 degrees (or use a fan instead), turn off excess lights and unplug any appliances you’re not using.
We need every Californian to help conserve energy. Please do your part. #FlexAlert
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) September 6, 2020
You can’t simply tell people to “use a fan instead” on a day with temperatures as high as 120F. The attempt at social engineering will simply fail.
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