Earth Hour 2010: Why again?

3/26/2010:

Earth Hour: File under dumb and pointless

Here’s another by-product of the Global Warming scam – this annual Earth Hour, where millions, possibly billions of idiots will shut their lights off for an hour on Saturday, March 27th, 2010 – from 8:30pm – 9:30pm (in their respective time zones).

All the brainwashed lemmings who bought into the scam will band together and assume they’re helping the planet with this meaningless waste of time (did you know that shutting your lights on and off reduces the life-span? Use a dimmer if possible).

Additionally, tons of (supposedly) “eco-friendly” business will also latch on to this event for marketing purposes! “Sure, since the dummies already believe the whole scam, let’s suck ’em in for more punishment!”

In this case – Hoboken’s very own W Hotel is planning some whole fancy evening based on Earth Hour. See W Hoboken Earth Hour press release here for the events planned (“candlelight acoustic” being one of them – can’t they do that any night of the week?)

Naturally, other folks are joking that this ironically coincides with the National Association of Burglars (NAB) “Neighborhood Outreach” night as well. Haha!

Right after the coldest winter in decades

As you can see, this lights-out night really helps contribute!

Funny thing is, Lake Erie froze over for the first time in 14 years this past winter!

On top of that, some scientists are even predicting a 30-year global COOLING period! Does that mean that Earth Hour will eventually mean “turn even more lights on?”

If you choose to participate this year – have fun “playing along!”

SEE LAST YEARS EARTH HOUR FUN AND GAMES AFTER THE JUMP…

4/18/2009 Reprise:

Since we recently had “Earth Hour,” and with “Earth Day” coming up this week, I thought some of you global warming aficionados might be interested in this video:

3/28/2009 Reminder:

Don’t forget – if you want to join the crowd of folks living in the dark ages – shut your lights off for an hour at 8:30pm tonight. I wonder how many folks will light candles and start fires accidentally?

3/25/2009:

One Hoboken411 reader thought it’d be a good idea to mention this “Earth Hour 2009” event this Saturday Night at 8:30pm, in an attempt to get 1 billion people to shut their lights off for one hour.

I know light bulbs don’t draw that much current – but I’d be a bit nervous if too many people turned their lights simultaneously, overloading the power grid – causing a blackout! If we all flushed at the same time, some bad things would happen, no?

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What is Earth Hour?

“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.”

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81 Comments on "Earth Hour 2010: Why again?"


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sndinc
5 years 5 months ago

I think you’re missing the point. It’s not really about how much energy would be saved in one hour, but about global participation. Being a part of something happening around the globe is what makes it special. I’ll also add that the Hoboken, Jersey City and NYC area, didn’t seem to care very much and that was quite disappointing to me.

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5 years 4 months ago

You obviously didn’t stick your head out the window on Saturday night for a long, hard look at NYC…which was decidedly dim. The Empire State building was dark. So, your whining about not caring very much? Silly.

Furthermore: if you’ve got such a hard-on for global participation, then partake in the event that REGULARLY gets GLOBAL participation…the great Guinness toast.

In response to sndinc who said:
I think you’re missing the point. It’s not really about how much energy would be saved in one hour, but about global participation. Being a part of something happening around the globe is what makes it special. I’ll also add that the Hoboken, Jersey City and NYC area, didn’t seem to care very much and that was quite disappointing to me.

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5 years 4 months ago

But apparently many would rather advocate wasting energy and feeding the coffers of America’s enemies and terrorist nations.

In response to sndinc who said:
I think you’re missing the point. It’s not really about how much energy would be saved in one hour, but about global participation. Being a part of something happening around the globe is what makes it special. I’ll also add that the Hoboken, Jersey City and NYC area, didn’t seem to care very much and that was quite disappointing to me.

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HansBrix
5 years 5 months ago

James Hansen, Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies thinks 4th generation nuke power could be the answer:

http://bigthink.com/ideas/17891

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5 years 5 months ago

Sorry, Yip, but now you’re the one being naive. Plutonium, as everyone knows, is the answer to our problems. Simply slap some in a flux capacitor that’s installed in a Delorean and we can easily travel back (or forward) in time and solve ALL of our problems. And as far as Yucca Mountain is concerned, I hear their in the process of repurposing it as the ultimate living tribute to our stellar president Obama. Called “Financial Hole”, the site will serve as poignant reminder of the deep hole Obama and friends have dug for us all, with the added bonus of demonstrating that all of his spending is ultimately futile and will leave us all (like the guts of Yucca) cold and in the dark.

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5 years 5 months ago

HansBrix, if the AGW theorist won’t allow us to drill for oi in the US, or even the Gulf of Mexico where Russia has just entered for drilling, and won’t allow nucl ear power plants for clean energy, what does that really mean?

Yet they’re all for cap & trade. Wonder.

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5 years 5 months ago

MidnightRacer? re: “nuclear power plants for clean energy”

Yah clean nuclear energy! Well no not really. Nuke plants make plenty of messy stuff such as Plutonium which is created by the absorption of neutrons by Uranium. Over 1500 metric tons of plutonium have been produced world wide, some for weapons use, and most of the rest as a by-product of electricity production.

Stuff lasts longer than the entire history of mankind and unless we come up with a plan to get rid of it we are doomed.

Most concerns with Nuke power center around Plutonium and have for many decades. It simply is too dangerous to leave laying around in your backyard for thousands of years.

There are lots of unique plans to dispose of it, such as planting it in subduction zones where it will slowly be drawn down into the Earth’s mantle over the eons or shooting it into space, but right now there is no plan other than to leave it in right your backyard.

For example: The Manhattan project produced lots of nuke waste and according to the latest plans (which have been revised 400 times) the Nuke Waste from the Manhattan Project will finally be cleaned up by the year 2047, a full century after the waste was created!

Back in reality there are no real concrete plans to get rid if this stuff(Nuke waste) only decades or more delays and untold billions wasted on projects like Yucca Mountain which is now closed down.

Nuke is neither clean nor green.

In response to MidnightRacer who said:
HansBrix, if the AGW theorist won’t allow us to drill for oi in the US, or even the Gulf of Mexico where Russia has just entered for drilling, and won’t allow nucl ear power plants for clean energy, what does that really mean?

Yet they’re all for cap & trade. Wonder.

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5 years 5 months ago

russki, the so called theory is anthropogenic global warming, claiming that humans are the significant cause of the recent cycle of global warming which has currently not risen according the the scientists at the IPCC, and perhaps entering a 20-30 year global cooling cycle. No doubt the planet will continue, as it has for millions of years, to cycle between the two with periods of stability in between.

Problem though is that the position you agree with claims humans are the significant cause. That’s unfortunate warning since you have to show the numbers and causation to support the theory.

What’s great about science is that neither of us has to argue, demand, or fight over belief, but just look at the numbers, make findings on the causation, and objectively understand the flaws of correlation given the preceding.