|In the Dark on Earth Hour?|
Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.As climate change is natural and has been happening since time began, how will one hour less of NON-ESSENTIAL turned-off lights change anything.
A Few thoughts from around the world.
Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition:
Ottawa, Canada, March 21, 2013: “Earth Hour is a poignant symbol of how climate activists have hijacked the environmental movement,” said Tom Harris, executive director of the Ottawa, Canada-based International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). “Most people do not realize that, when they turn out their lights for sixty minutes on March 23, they are not supporting science-based environmental protection. Participants in Earth Hour are unwittingly helping prop up one of the most threatening scientific hoaxes in history—the idea that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human activities are known to be causing dangerous global warming and other problematic climate change.”Canadian Investigative Journalist Donna Laframboise writes of the Hour of Self Delusion:
Read whole media release at: http://tinyurl.com/btjv9lf
As it says on the IKEA Canada website:
Turning off our lights for one hour may not solve our climate crisis, but it raises awareness and demand for the large scale change that will. [bold added]
The notion that flicking off a few lights will do anything to raise awareness is surely highly questionable. The media has, after all, been beating the global warming drum for the past 25 years.
Activist scientist James Hansen’s famous testimony – during a heatwave, in a room in which the windows had been theatrically opened to offset the air conditioning – took place in 1988. A quarter of a bloody century ago.
Meanwhile from Down-under Viv Forbes of the Carbon Sense Coalition calls it Carbon Fools Day and thinks we need a week of counter-action.