25 March 2011

I abhor Earth Hour

"Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity."

"By repudiating the greatest engine of liberation it becomes an hour devoted to anti-humanism."

"It encourages the sanctimonious gesture of turning off trivial appliances for a trivial amount of time, in deference to some ill-defined abstraction called 'the Earth,' all the while hypocritically retaining the real benefits of continuous, reliable electricity."

"One of our kid's school is really into the Earth-hour spirit. They are so committed, that they have been advertising it for over a week on the illuminated sign in front of the school."