What a gimmick for Earth Hour this 2012. Following the buyer-seller principle, people are encouraged to offer to do something, in exchange for a commitment to do something ‘environment-friendly.’ “I will if you will,” e.g. “I will streak around my neighborhood if 10,000 people stop breathing.” This is supposed to “go beyond the hour.”
Check out the Earth Hour Youtube channel [new tab] itself. What a bunch of dumbasses suggesting all the crap they’ll do. If you want to do something you think is good, e.g. “tell every Filipino child to save Mother Earth,” fucking do it already! Half-assed retards.
And if it was so great to stop CO2 emissions, then surely the best way to “go beyond the hour” is to terminate our lives already.
WASN’T CLIMATEGATE ENOUGH?
‘Climategate’ is almost two and a half years old. To me, it didn’t so much serve to invalidate the science (which was never validated via any decent methodology), as much as it showed the ease at which an ‘inconvenient truth’ can be foisted on an uncritical public naïve of political agenda.
But what happened? CNN and others brushed off outright manipulations of data, and admissions of such by alleged experts, as out-of-context interpretations. In the Philippines, maybe seven people heard about it.
Luckily, Climategate isn’t the be-all-end-all of the skeptic’s case [new tab].
Slowly but surely, the science is being recognized for the scam it is. German media is reported to be growing cold, pun intended, to the anthropogenic theory [new tab].
And there’s the study showing that the whole Earth experienced warming back in the Middle Ages. We all know how many SUVs there were back then!
|This tidal wave was caused by global warming!|
Wattsupwiththat [new tab] leads you to millions of resources on the general subject of climate.
SO WHAT SHOULD I DO ON EARTH HOUR?
I wouldn’t recommend making a statement like turning on all your lights and appliances. You might set your house on fire! Which would lead the climate activists to say “You’re contributing to CO2 emissions asshole!” No, you don’t want that.
I think the best thing to do is ignore Earth Hour altogether. Do what you’re doing anyway. Telling people there are no witches won’t stop them from hunting witches. Telling people in the Middle Ages that the earth is round and goes around the sun will only ostracize you.
This “ignore ’em” approach goes hand in hand with my general strategy in facing people who believe the state has any good purpose: just ride the wave of stupidity, and don’t lose your balance!