Saturday, March 28

Earth Hour - Total B.S.

I first heard of 'Earth Hour' while I was on vacation in Finland:

This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour. - Link
What total BS. We are all adults right. so lets stop with the trivial middle school crap. You want to sit in the dark for an hour go right ahead. While your at it, how about doing this right and turning off your TV and computer during that hour. If you think that your actually doing the planet any good for turning your lights off for an hour, then you're killing the planet again the minute you turn those lights back on. Did you light a candle during that hour? what the hell do you think a burning flame does to the planet?

Not for anything, but there are two issues here:
1. Is the planet warming or not?
2. Are humans contributing to 'Climate Change' in a substantial way or is it mostly natural?
People are automatically linking the two issues and making very careless and potentially expensive decisions. Expensive decisions for others. So why don't you go off any live your 'green' way and I'll live my way. and it ten years down the road we are all up to our knees in water, you'll know who to blame. I for one doubt that is going to happen and with that, think that most of the changes in lifestyle that are being demanded are a complete waste of time, energy and money.

Being More Green by Being More Efficient! (Electricity Flow, 2005)

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1 comment:

mike said...

I put on all my lights,tv's, heat and computers on. This is nothing but gov control and also the nonsense that goes with it. I saw a pic of the Prez & Vice looking at solar panels at the Denver Nat Museum. The head eng said we cant buy them as it would take 120 years for them to be paid off.