Another View on Climate

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Earth Hour? No, I Don’t Think So.

Posted by greg2213 on March 25, 2011

Ross McKitrick, persona non grata to the Alarmist crowd, really says it best, here:

In 2009 I was asked by a journalist for my thoughts on the importance of Earth Hour. Here is my response.I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity. Giving women the freedom to work outside the home depended on the availability of electrical appliances that free up time from domestic chores. Getting children out of menial labour and into schools depended on the same thing, as well as the ability to provide safe indoor lighting for reading.

I’m not intereste in going back to the nasty, brutal, short lives that the Greens would have us live. Oh, wait, only most of us would have to live that way. Some greens would sacrifice themselves to lives of ample energy and technology so that they could better communicate, to we poverty stricken peons,  the true word of the Green. I’m sure his Holiness, Al Gore, would be one of those willing to sacrifice himself to such a miserable life so that he could be sure that we were living correctly. Hmmm…. sounds like certain medieval Churches…
Ok, maybe I am being too snarky. Maybe not. The Holier Than Thou attitude does tend to grate…
Here’s a guy who has a good idea on how to pay the proper respect to the Earth Hour crowd:

It’s unclear how many GTA homes will partake in turning off their lights to honour Earth Hour Saturday. But don’t count in the Menzies in the collective, self-imposed blackout!

“We will not be in the dark,” journalist and conservative commentator David Menzies said Thursday.

Instead, what you will find is a giant beacon in the sky emanating from his Richmond Hill street between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.

“While everybody else has their lights off I will have every light in my house on,” said Menzies, as he prepared for his second installment in mocking the “phony” Earth Hour movement.

He’s also gone a step further.

“I have rented four rotating Hollywood movie lights which will light up the sky for miles,” he said.

Read the rest: Making light of the phony Earth Hour


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