The Fire Service has issued a warning about the dangers of candles during earth hour.
This makes me wonder:
* What impact will all those candles have on carbon emissions?
* Does this mean that earth hour will literally generate more heat than light?
* Is earth hour, like many other sacrifices to the green gods, really just smoke and mirrors?
In support of the last question, I read somewhere yesterday (but can’t find the link anymore) that several businesses which supported earth hour actually increased their carbon emissions and their association with the cause was just greenwash. *
So the lights in my house will be on or off as normal tonight because I’m not interested in campaigns based on emotion rather than science and feel good efforts which at best do nothing and may even make the problem worse.
Apropos of this:
Not PC has something to keep in mind during earth hour
Whaleoil spots the idiots
No Minister has some earth hour fun
Mickey Muses has hot news on hot tips on hot air.
An analysis of the key sponsors of Earth Hour (among them Fairfax Media, owner of The Sunday Age) reveals that most have reported increased emissions in their most recent figures.
Just as I said – it’s greenwash and it’s inciting PM of NZ to use even more fuel and electricity.