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Pointless Green Gesture Politics – Earth Hour

Every hour of every night is Earth Hour in North Korea where a subsidized economy run on the lines of the Green Dream fails to deliver enough wealth to keep the lights on at night.

Every hour of every night is Earth Hour in North Korea where a subsidized economy run on the lines of the Green Dream fails to deliver enough wealth to keep the lights on at night.

The time for another pointless Green gesture is upon us, again, today at 8:30pm local time across the planet the WWF have declared that it is Earth Hour, where for 1 hour we are all supposed to turn off the lights, sit in the dark and get used to how life would be, in a Green world with a Green global economy.

Since the first Earth Hour in 2007 the event has been in decline, last year’s Earth Hour was a spectacular non event, this year sees some changes in Australia where some buildings will be lit with a Green light to symbolize the commitment to renewable energy, then are even prizes on offer to towns that make the most pledges to switch to intermittent renewable energy, the towns can win solar panel systems, so Earth Hour is good preparation for getting used to sitting in the dark when the sun goes down.

The WWF insist that Earth Hour is not about saving energy, but about making a Green gesture: Read the rest of this entry