earth hour video, and the devils it unsuspectingly births

26 03 2009

to think that such a noble, people-uniting cause can trigger something so meaningless, unhelpful, shallow cause. read below and be amazed:

This week CEI announced the creation of Human Achievement Hour (HAH) to be celebrated at 8:30pm on March 28th 2009 (the same time and date of Earth Hour).

Our press release described ways people might celebrate the achievements of humanity such as eating diner, seeing a film, driving around, keeping the heat on in your home—all things that Earth Hour celebrators, presumably, should be refraining from. In the cheekiest manner, we claimed that anyone not foregoing the use of electricity in that hour is, by default, celebrating the achievements of human beings. Needless to say, the enviros in the blogosphere didn’t take to kindly to our announcement.

Matthew Wheeland, an environmental journalist called the holiday “mind-blowingly strange” and pondered if Earth hour folks are including in their numbers people in countries that don’t have enough electricity to make the choice to turn out their lights. Of course, they don’t have the choice to acquire electricity whereas anyone can choose to stop using human technology if they wish…

…Green and private conservation are fine. We have no problem with an individual (or group) that wants to sit naked in the dark without heat, clothing, or light. Additionally, we’d have no problem with the group holding a pro-green technology rally. That’s their choice. But when this group stages a “global election” with the express purpose of influencing “government policies to take action against global warming,” we have every right as individuals to express our vote for the opposite

If our Human Achievement Hour is at all a dig against Earth Hour, it is so only by the fact that we are pointing out what Earth Hour truly is about: it isn’t pro-earth, it is anti-man and anti-innovation. So, on March 28th I plan to continue “voting” for humanity by enjoying the fruits of man’s mind.

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4 responses

28 03 2009
zefi

Reminds me of this though.

5 04 2009
lenard

i actually agree with all these ppl who disagree. wat pisses me off actually is that most ppl with opinions like this don’t do anything themselves. coz ppl with opinions like this who get things done dont have the time to write about how other ppl’s causes won’t bring any difference =]

30 03 2009
NZX

aaih…..even if u save the world, ppl still hate u, look at spiderman. kesian kesian

5 04 2009
lenard

nzx as usually with the perspective that no one gives but everyone can understand =]

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