The German politician Annalena Baerbock is a member of the political party Alliance 90/The Greens, and currently serves as Minister for Foreign Affairs in the “traffic light”* coalition government. The following video highlights Ms. Baerbock’s considerable intellectual skills as she explains the physics of the electrical grid to a less-gifted audience.
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation. The translator includes this exegesis of Ms. Baerbock’s profundities:
This clip was only 30-odd seconds, but those were longest seconds in my life.
Annalena Baerbock is definitely the prime living example of a desolate education system in Germany. She supposedly attended the University of Hamburg and the London School of Economics and Political Science — two places that should be avoided like a pest house if Annalena is a product thereof. I have met many uneducated people in my life, especially from universities, but this woman surpasses them all by an extremely wide margin. And such a person has become foreign minister in Germany, which only shows how low Germany has sunk. I don’t believe that even the Mariana Trench is sufficient in depth for that kind of stupidity.
What she’s saying is that as an example, if you turn your freezer down by 2°, you save power in the overall electrical grid, and that power can then be used at a later stage. She claims that through this action, large power-consumers become power-suppliers. And that is utter rubbish.
The problem I have with translating her ramblings is that she doesn’t even speak a proper and cohesive German. A bloody Afghan speaks a better and more cohesive German, for that matter. Following her train of thought is extremely painful, but I cannot, while translating it, make her sound better for the subtitles, because that would defy the whole purpose in holding up the mirror for others to see.
|00:00||And we have, and this is new; this is also interesting for startups and companies|
|00:05||such as data centers, large supermarkets, which then just enter the market as energy producers.|
|00:10||And if a cooling system, for example, at a large producer,|
|00:14||from -22°C to 20°C in the future,|
|00:18||cools down to -20°C, the chicken is then still cold,|
|00:22||but we can then use the base load of the network, and that was my point,|
|00:25||to stabilize the network, in which the different actors balance each other out.|
|00:30||In short, yes the network will be in the future, you roll your eyes,|
|00:34||but that’s how it is. In the future the network will also play a role in storage.
|*||“Traffic light” coalition government:|
|Red:||Social Democratic Party|
|Yellow:||Free Democratic Party|
|Green:||Alliance90 / The Greens