March 29th, 2009


Earth Hour: The Opposition

The entire point behind Earth Hour was to draw attention to how much energy we use unnecessarily, and how much we can save by doing even a little.

There are some people who felt it necessary not only to belittle this notion, but to actively counter it, by saying they would turn on more lights, use more devices.

A few of them are people I know.

They are not friends, on LJ or in life. For the most part, we leave each other alone, unless forced into contact. I didn't go to their LJs and say anything about it; that would be trolling. And naming them would be pointless and rude. So don't ask.

Here, on my own LJ, I might point out to them the inanity of their attitudes and actions. However, I really don't have to, as Bob Cesca and dday do it so well, with some extra effort by dday and Matt Yglesias regarding the, ah, interesting science lesson from Rep. John Shimkus:
SHIMKUS: It’s plant food … So if we decrease the use of carbon dioxide, are we not taking away plant food from the atmosphere? … So all our good intentions could be for naught. In fact, we could be doing just the opposite of what the people who want to save the world are saying.
If you need to be told the problem with this attitude... well, you probably had extra lights on last night.

A Reminder

I'm performing at the Assembly Line Concert on Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. EDT. If you can't make it there (and, honestly, if you're not within normal striking distance, don't try it, you'll be going through suburban Oakland County during morning rush hour), you can watch online. Every time I've tuned in, the performer or band has been pretty good to very good. Nice to know we've got so many fine performers in S.E. Michigan. :)

So. Anyone actually have a chance of getting there?