It seems the wowsers’ Earth Hour this year was a bust, with few if any people, places or cities taking it seriously. That’s progress.
Mind you, Earth Hour in North Korea was a stunning success once again.
Dr Richard McGrath sent me pictures of his own efforts to beat back the darkness. He calls it ‘Scorched Earth Hour.’
Anyone else got any decent pics of their own Power Hour celebrations?
UPDATE 1: Dave Mann has sent some pics of his Power Hour celebrations on Saturday, saying:
“We ran all our house lights on Earth Night as well as illuminating every outside security light and the deck, where we ate a delicious dinner with the stereo going. Outside in the drive we had 2 cars running with the headlights on full and the hazard lights going. Every 10 minutes or so we headed down to them and blasted the horns (2 horns are better than one because the resonance set up by the two different frequencies really carries). It was a great celebration of human achievement.”
UPDATE 2: Dinther sent me these photos of his contribution to brightening the planet:
“For this [he says]I switched on 23 separate lights and added 3 500w halogen lights. I even turned up the brightness on my computer monitors screens. Just to celebrate power hour to the max I also turned on all entertainment appliances. TV's computers and stereo's. Like others invest in more Christmas lights every year, I may just keep an eye on Halogen lights on sale for next year. I did inquire to the cost of renting these big aircraft search lights to light up the Waitakere Ranges but the cost was just a tad too much. Maybe we can organise something for next year.”
Unfortunately however, he gets points off for having a shamefully dark carport, and at least one bedroom without lights on at all. Shame.
UPDATE 3: Writing from Australia, where Earth Hour started, environmentalist Sara Phillips sees the light (so to speak). Writing at the spiritual home of warmism, the ABC, she opines:
“Sitting in the dark is hardly sustainable behaviour - what happens when you want to read a book? Or cook dinner? If it's such a great “first step” surely we should try to do it all the time. But of course, that's not feasible.
“Sitting in the dark is not sustainable for more than a symbolic hour. And if anyone is going to understand the concept of sustainability it ought to be the green groups.” [Hat tip Andrew Bolt]