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    Re: Will you be celebrating "Earth Hour" tonight?

    I think Earth Day is great - I teach my students every year how to be good stewards of the Earth. I always read The Lorax and we discuss what the Once-ler could've done so that the Truffala trees didn't disappear. We talk about how it's okay to cut down trees to make things we need (furniture, paper, etc.), but it's important to not strip the land and leave it barren and ugly.

    Extreme environmentalism (like Gore's documentary) cater to the crazy environmentalists who think that using electricity and hydrocarbon vehicles will eventually destroy the Earth. Judging by the lack of people who are participating in Earth Hour tonight, most agree that it's absurd.


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    Re: Will you be celebrating "Earth Hour" tonight?

    Here's my Earth Hour observance…

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    Not visible in this picture are a few more rooms with all the lights on, some laundry equipment running, and dinner cooking on the stove.
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    Re: Will you be celebrating "Earth Hour" tonight?

    A little late to say no, but no, I'm not.
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    Re: Will you be celebrating "Earth Hour" tonight?

    i ended up not doing it this year, but i also don't see the point in turning on a blender in every room in some pissant rebellion against conserving energy.

    i park the car and walk to stores when i can, and i expend as little energy as possible. why do i try to conserve energy? because i'm not made of money, and it's ****ing smart.

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    Re: Will you be celebrating "Earth Hour" tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    To celebrate Earth Hour......

    Tonight from 8:30 to 9:30 wherever you are on Earth, turn off all devices that use electricity. Because..... if we all do that... the Earth will be saved!

    Anyone celebrating?
    No.

    in theory it sounds like a nice idea, but when everyone turns their power back on it probably uses more than was saved.

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    Re: Will you be celebrating "Earth Hour" tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i ended up not doing it this year, but i also don't see the point in turning on a blender in every room in some pissant rebellion against conserving energy.

    i park the car and walk to stores when i can, and i expend as little energy as possible. why do i try to conserve energy? because i'm not made of money, and it's ****ing smart.
    good common sense.
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    Re: Will you be celebrating "Earth Hour" tonight?

    An electric turbine is not something you switch off with a click (gas turbines excluded). So, the electricity still gets produced and since it cannot be stored, the effect of such an initiative is questionable.
    I didn't participate despite the fact I consider myself an environmentally friendly person.

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    Re: Will you be celebrating "Earth Hour" tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    And completely and undeniably affiliated with the "Global Warming/Climate Change" hysteria.
    So you are simply trying to use guilt by association. Well done! Combine that with science denial and you are doing very well! You have shown to not know anything about that which you tried to mock(Earth Hour), nor about who is involved(hint: Al Gore isn't even taking part), and ignorance of the science involved. Combine that with the fact that the purpose of Earth Hour is to draw attention to the issue, which with two threads on the topic you have actually been aiding, and the fail is high.
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    Re: Will you be celebrating "Earth Hour" tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So you are simply trying to use guilt by association. Well done! Combine that with science denial and you are doing very well! You have shown to not know anything about that which you tried to mock(Earth Hour), nor about who is involved(hint: Al Gore isn't even taking part), and ignorance of the science involved. Combine that with the fact that the purpose of Earth Hour is to draw attention to the issue, which with two threads on the topic you have actually been aiding, and the fail is high.
    According to their video, the purpose is to "Save the Planet". You said that it's NOT about saving the earth because climate change isn't destroying the earth. So.... which is it?


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    Re: Will you be celebrating "Earth Hour" tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Oh weird. I watched the official "Earth Hour" video on the website YOU provided and at the end was their little catchline: "Dare the World to Save the Planet" So... either they put that there by accident or you don't know what you're talking about. I vote for the latter.

    So you do not understand what you watched, or you are continuing to misrepresent things. Did the video state that taking part in Earth Hour would save the planet? Nope. It was trying to draw attention to the issue(that is the point of the video and Earth Hour) that we are damaging the environment with real consequences, something no one who has studied the issue even bothers to deny.
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