Earth Hour 2012

I despise “Earth Hour”.

It’s useless pap and nonsense.

Economist Ross McKitrick sums it up the best:


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.

Giving women the freedom to work outside the home depended on the availability of electrical appliances that free up time from domestic chores. Getting children out of menial labour and into schools depended on the same thing, as well as the ability to provide safe indoor lighting for reading.


Development and provision of modern health care without electricity is absolutely impossible. The expansion of our food supply, and the promotion of hygiene and nutrition, depended on being able to irrigate fields, cook and refrigerate foods, and have a steady indoor supply of hot water.

Many of the world’s poor suffer brutal environmental conditions in their own homes because of the necessity of cooking over indoor fires that burn twigs and dung. This causes local deforestation and the proliferation of smoke- and parasite-related lung diseases.

Anyone who wants to see local conditions improve in the third world should realize the importance of access to cheap electricity from fossil-fuel based power generating stations. After all, that’s how the west developed.

The whole mentality around Earth Hour demonizes electricity. I cannot do that, instead I celebrate it and all that it has provided for humanity.

Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty and backwardness. 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.

Make no mistake about it.

If the radical leftists/greenies truly get what they are trying to do, we will go back to living in the 19th century.

“The whole mentality around Earth Hour demonizes electricity. I cannot do that, instead I celebrate it and all that it has provided for humanity.”

The money quote !!


Skeptical Climate Blogger has Home Raided

This news is a few days old:

Tall Bloke reports that he was raided by UK police and his computers seized. Read his blog post for further details, including actions in the US involving WordPress. Also see Jeff Id here. It is not a coincidence that this story is reported first on these three blogs.”

Watts Up With That

The Air Vent

Climate Audit

These are three blogs that I read everyday about climate science and the lack of science with climate science.

Yes, I do not believe that mankind is killing the planet.  Of course things that humans do can have an impact our environment but the catastrophic nonsense being blamed on humans is just that, NONSENSE !!!

When I first heard the story of the home being raided and the computers being taken, I was outraged and was floored.  But after a few days of really thinking about it, it looks like the police are probably not looking at Tallbloke as a suspect, but perhaps looking to see if he had any direct contact with the releaser of the “Climategate 2.0 ” emails.

As someone that has followed very closely (as much as a layman that may only be as smart as a bag of hammers can do) the last 10 years of climate science and all of the side shows that have gone with it, I find it incredibly strange as to how the media pays almost no attention to those that don’t worship at the CAGW church.  At the three blogs mentioned earlier,  there has been a plethora and preponderance of evidence shown (using the scientific method) that should at the very least cause some in the MSM to at least give it a fair view.