Mar 31, 2008

Earth Hour parties released more CO2 than whole event saved....

YIKES! The smug is choking me... like daylight savings, millions were blown in "Earth Hour" to make a few people call obvious attention on over publicized problems.


.... power stations simply cannot be turned off for an hour while people flick their lights out to feel good about it.


The often electricity is 'run to ground' if it isn't needed. In reality it can take up to 14 hours to get a baseload coal-fired power station up to full operating speed.

Last year's event in Sydney, there was some criticism which suggested Earth Hour was little more than a stunt or a gimmick.
Making things worse...  millions were spent on police and government forces to order, lights-out for scores of government buildings, bridges and monuments in more than a dozen cities and towns. More elected not to take part — due to risk that Saturday night revelers could end up smashing glasses, falling down stairs, or setting themselves on fire with candles.

Likewise, much of Europe — including France, Germany, Spain and European Union institutions — planned nothing to mark Earth Hour.

Internet search engine Google lent its support to Earth Hour by blackening its normally white home page and challenging visitors: "We've turned the lights out. Now it's your turn."

And while event holders claim:  "Earth Hour is not a protest, nor is it a political statement." "It is a solutions-focused celebration of our awakening to the environmental challenges we face."

I am sure this event will have the same negative effect Baybaby Boomer protests had on the environment. 



Social events are not sustainable movements or action...One hour of "self awareness" partying does not make up for a lifetime of polluting.

Chris Rock  on Live Earth social event. "I pray that this event ends global warming the same way that Live Aid ended world hunger."