This week’s Monday Meltdown will be the last until May, but it’s a bumper look at last weekend’s Earth Hour news.
Chez Bayonet was lit up like a Christmas tree, much to the annoyance of the Prius driving hippies down the street. Heh.
Oh, and there is a hottie, just because.
Earth Hour Special
First, the hard and very inconvenient truth, Earth Hour does nothing to reduce carbon emissions:
Even if power stations are turned off, the upsurge in turning the lights back on one hour later will require power stations that can fire up quickly like oil and coal. Energy experts said it could therefore result in an increase in carbon emissions “rendering all good intentions useless at a flick of a switch”. But WWF said the campaign was about raising awareness and saving energy in the long term, rather than a short-term fix.
So the WWF is willing to increase emissions in the name of marketing. Does the WWF really think that there is a single person on this planet not aware of the global warming hoax, or is it that they don’t like that people aren’t buying the hype? If you care, the WWF UK defends the PR stunt here, while the WWF in Australia mixed its messages rather badly.
Even Microsoft got into the action and darkened Bing. They admitted it wouldn’t actually benefit emissions or anything, but then Earth Hour is all about appearances, not pesky facts.
The mainstream media loves Earth Hour because it’s a visual event and nothing gets readers hot like pictures of landmark buildings in the dark, or something:
Some papers wondered about what to do in the dark, which tells you everything wrong with hippies and lefties right there. Shadow puppets? Is that a new euphemism for what red-blooded adults do in the dark? I thought not.
Epcor says it can’t confidently attribute the 3 per cent drop in power to Earth Hour because it is normal to see a variation of plus or minus 10 per cent when comparing weeks, if you factor in weather and number of daylight hours.
There are some places in the world that don’t care for the WWF’s posturing, like Saudi Arabia for instance, but don’t expect to hear criticism of the oil rich ‘splodey folk, because lefties are terrible cowards about upsetting the wrong sort of people.
The most success was where it always is, in ‘lil Kim’s Norkland:
The WWF in Canada tried to spin the disappointing results, but Tom caught them in the act. Carbon Sense Coalition challenges the hippies to reboot Earth Hour on the shortest, coldest night of the year and do it outside:
The Chairman of “Carbon Sense”, Mr Viv Forbes, said that all supporters of alternative energy should spend just one night in the cold and the dark, emitting no carbon dioxide from coal, oil, gas, petrol or diesel for lights, TV, hot coffee, barbecues or cars. This will be good practice for the blackouts and shortages to come if Penny Wong’s rationing of carbon products and carbon energy is attempted.
“Winter nights are usually still and cold, so the candles crew can experience what it was like depending on alternate energy in the recent snowstorms in the Northern Hemisphere when wind turbines froze and solar panels were covered in snow. The back-to-nature brigade can also try living without iron roofs and concrete walls, both of which require coal and emit carbon dioxide during their production.
“To hold a candles-and-champagne party indoors, on the mildest night of the year, for just one hour, shows that the whole thing is green tokenism. Moreover both candles and champagne emit carbon dioxide. Let the true believers try the real thing in one of the extreme seasons so they can appreciate the great benefits we take for granted when using all of our carbon fuels and foods.
Amen to that.
Warmists never see the unintended consequences of their actions, Earth Hour 2009 launched the full fury of Donna Laframboise, and after her work on Climategate you can bet the hippies would like that genie back in the jar.
Nice tolerant hippies. Can we expect lefty politicos to denounce that kind of violent threat? Thought not.
Oh, I promised you a hottie, and I mentioned Gisele Bundchen, so…