Well folks, it is almost time again for that hour of stupidity as we reflect on life without electricity. You’d think that the organisers would have a little more trouble at gaining sponsors after the degradation of climate alarmism. Yet the usual suspects provide support, with all Commonwealth departments and agencies required to switch off the lights for an hour from 20:30 on 31 March 2012.
Despite changes in government, we find the major sponsors include the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the Brisbane City Council.
If you want to understand the lunacy of this project, look no further than the WWF’s comments on Greece’s participation in Earth Hour:
In times of difficulty, where does one look for inspiration? Where shall one find the antidote to sadness? The answer for Greece is where life flourishes. Given the global economic crisis, WWF Greece is getting personal with its Earth Hour 2012 campaign. People are invited to participate with their own message, one of support of saving the natural environment to protect a lot more.
Today many see conservation as a luxury, especially when times are tough. Greece stands on the opposite side – to the Greeks, conservation is not a luxury. It’s a necessity. Saving Greece’s natural resources allows the Country to reap the rewards nature gives back. We can save “the escape”, “the olive oil”, “the big blue” and ultimately, the “Greek pride”.
With this rational, WWF Greece is asking Earth Hour participants to use a Facebook application, where they can upload and share a message of what they think can be saved in an effort to protect the environment.
On Saturday, March 31, at 20:30, Earth Hour Greece will link the We Can Save messages with its lights off events. This will be their signal, showing that by saving nature we can save a lot more.
Oh please, use a Facebook application to save the environment. Just like pressing a Facebook button will kill Kony. Why hasn’t the Eliminate Mugabe button worked?