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LET’S hear it for Earth Hour! Bjørn Lomborg has news of the March 23 homage to the Dark Ages:

In fact, Earth Hour will cause emissions to increase. As the United Kingdom’s National Grid operators have found, a small decline in electricity consumption does not translate into less energy being pumped into the grid, and therefore will not reduce emissions. Moreover, during Earth Hour, any significant drop in electricity demand will entail a reduction in CO2 emissions during the hour, but it will be offset by the surge from firing up coal or gas stations to restore electricity supplies afterwards.

And the cozy candles that many participants will light, which seem so natural and environmentally friendly, are still fossil fuels – and almost 100 times less efficient than incandescent light bulbs. Using one candle for each switched-off bulb cancels out even the theoretical CO2 reduction; using two candles means that you emit more CO2.

Let’s hear it for light!

Posted: 18th, March 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Earth Hour 2012 in photos – presented by Sachin Tendukar’s halo

IT’S Earth Hour. Full Beam Ahead! Before the photos a few words from this year’s sponsor Sachin Tendukar?

I give my best to cricket and if, through this medium, I am able to raise awareness on the impact of climate change, then I would very much like to use this opportunity to reach out to my fans and ignite the fire in them to strive towards a better planet.

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Posted: 31st, March 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment


Earth Hour Winners: Edmonton Increases Power Use By 1.01%

WHAT did you do for Earth Hour? In Canada, the electricity fast for Gaia could have gone better:

Edmonton failed to post a drop in power usage during Saturday night’s Earth Hour.

Usage actually increased by 1.01% compared to the same time last week.

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Posted: 29th, March 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment


Greens Watch Telly For Earth Hour: Australian Warmits Beyond Parody

EARTH Hour was great. In London, warmists warmed themselves by forming themselves into gangs, running about, burning wheelie bins and getting into police vans. In Australia, the Mean Greens watched telly:

The Greens were true to the environment this particular evening. At 8:30 the organisers dutifully turned off the lights for Earth Hour, though the TVs stayed on so everyone could still watch the election coverage. Soon it was clear that the Greens did well but perhaps not well enough.

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Posted: 27th, March 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment


Earth Hour 2011: The Electricity Fast Makes Us Love Power

EARTH hour is almost upon us. This is that time of year when the Green Shirts command you to turn off your lights for one hour for Gaia.

As you sit in the darkness and let the electricity fast re-establish you love of power, tune into the sounds of Mother Nature coming from ChicagoGreenGirl’s pad:

Declare it spa night and use it as an opportunity to make your home into the zen place you wish it always was by lighting lots of candles. Take it up a notch by playing some Enya CDs …

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Posted: 26th, March 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Scotland Backs Earth Hour: Invests Billions In Wax

GOOD news for fans of the Dark Ages is that the Scottish parliament’s party leaders are backing Earth Hour on March 26. Tavish Scott MSP, Alex Salmond MSP, Iain Gray MSP, Annabel Goldie MSP and Patrick Harvie MSP all agree that running off all electronic stuff for an hour is great for Gaia. It is a global display of climate action.

It is also a global display for the rejection of progress and light. Come into the darkness, say the Greens. A love of hard won freedoms and marvellous technology is not having your light turned off because others tell you to.

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Posted: 2nd, March 2011 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)


Earth Hour: Canadian Environment Minister’s Cat Catches Fire

EARTH Hour in Canada and heat and light is being provided by a Canadian minister’s cat, which is, helpfully, on fire. B.C. environment minister Barry Penner says Ranger the cat is ablaze.

Penner kept the lights off and put out the light. But that smell:

“We thought about using the fan but we couldn’t do it,” said Penner. They opted instead to open windows to air out the house without using any electricity.

And Gaia breathes in…

Posted: 1st, April 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment


Earth Hour Comes Alive In Wisconsin

HOW was Earth Hour for you? Did you enjoy the brief step into the Dark Ages?

In Wisconsin, the local Wisconsin State Journal brings news that climate chance is now a living entity. All that power you saved – or didn’t – has gone into electrifying the monster:

Some of the lights of the State Capitol were turned off Saturday night as part of Earth Hour, a worldwide effort to get people, institutions and governments to shut off their lights for an hour to bring awareness to climate change.

Spotter: Althouse

Posted: 28th, March 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment


Those Earth Hour Power Usage Charts Make For Powerful Reading

EARTH Hour was great. The Dark Ages are the future. But what did the Hour of No Power mean in terms of power usage in the UK?

Says Richard North:

There is absolutely no discernible difference … World Wildlife Failure (WWF) and its pointless gesture of turning off the lights for an hour. But at least is was a success in North Korea.

Posted: 28th, March 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)


Lights On For Earth Hour, With James Delingpole And Damian Thompson

EARTH Hour looms and with a chance to go back to the Dark Ages. But a shinign light of hope emerges in th from of James Delingpole’s keyboard and Damian Thompson corner shop:

Do you see the light?

I need YOUR pledge NOW for the most important campaign in the history of the planet!

I refer, of course to LIGHTS ON – the vital protest being co-ordinated by my colleague Damian Thompson in response to the hideous annual exercise of eco-fascist triumphalism sometimes known as Earth Hour.

All Damian is asking us to do is that we screw up our courage, bump up our electricity bills and make damn sure we keep every single one of the lights in our home blazing between 8.30 and 9.30pm on Saturday March 27.

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Posted: 24th, March 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Eating Vegetables And Other Children For Earth Hour

EARTH Hour approaches and we will experience what it will be like in the Dark Ages. And what will you be doing when the lights go out? Robbing a convenience store? Sleeping? “Listening to my beautiful boys read ME a story about our planet by candlelight while munching on raw veggies.” Live the dream, people…

Spotter: Tree Hugger

Posted: 18th, March 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)


Earth Hour 2010 In Electronic Pictures: South Africa Attacks Gaia

EARTH Hour looms. The darkness encroaches. Jules Knight, Ollie Bains, Humphrey Berney and Steven Bowman of Blake were at a photocall to promote WWF’s Earth Hour in Trafalgar Square, London. Blake is not an acronym nor a group loyal to Dyslexics for Darkness. Blake are a band.

Their single, Beautiful Earth, will be released digitally on March 22 and all profits will be donated to the WWF. Yeah , digitally. For downloads. On your clockwork computers.

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Posted: 8th, March 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Lily Allen Shows Earth Hour Ed Miliband Her Underwear

7616415EARTH Hour meant Big Ben and the Houses of Paliament had to be plunged into the Dark Ages.

Earth Hour is shaping up to be an impressive symbolic response to our planet in peril,” said the climate change secretary, Ed Miliband, who is supporting the event. “Popular pressure like this will leave little doubt around the negotiating table in Copenhagen this December that a meaningful global carbon deal must be delivered. Making us all more aware of the energy we use is a critical first step in making lasting changes to our lifestyles.”

Right on, Ed.

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Posted: 23rd, July 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment


Turn The Lights Up For Earth Hour

EARTH Hour hasn’t ended yet. Years from now, men and women will emerge from total darkness to ask if the Hour of Power is at an end…

Of course, it never did get all that dark.

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Posted: 1st, April 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment


Earth Hour: Sydney Blackout Continues

NEWS just in that Sydney – dawn of Earth Hour – remains in darkness.

Four high voltage cables providing electricity to the city failed.

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Posted: 30th, March 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment


Earth Hour Triggers Global PC Virus

EARTH Hour was a huge success. But it turns out that Earth Hour is also the name for a computer virus that was triggered at 8:30 pm yesterday night. Canada’s Sun Media and the Sarnia Observer have more:

City hall staff saw the animal Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” cutouts advertised and, hoping among their DVD collection. they might help reduce scat in

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Posted: 29th, March 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Times Square Before And During Earth Hour

IT’S the Earth Hour Global Office – the glow is from the sense of self-worth…

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Posted: 29th, March 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


How To Twitter Earth Hour

EARTH Hour – Let There Be Darkness!

Old Mr Anorak has had us read the instructions on how to create total darkness.

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Posted: 28th, March 2009 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment


Britney Spears Records Earth Hour Song

EARTH Hour is nearly upon us. At 8.30pm, we will go back to the future by turning off the lights and as the Daily Mail front-page headline says, taking our chances in this “COUNTRY OF ANGER AND FEAR”.

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Posted: 28th, March 2009 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)


Tim Blair Prepares For Earth Hour

HOW to prepare for Earth Hour – a guide, by Tim Blair

Posted: 28th, March 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment


Barack Obama And The Flood

GLOBAL warming is here. But what can man do to prevent it? Barack Obama look sto the floods of North Dakota and knows. But first a look at Spain, where global warming is all about tilting at windmills an those solar gardens:

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Posted: 27th, March 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment


Earth Hour Causes Global Warming

EARTH Hour countdown:

When asked to extinguish electricity, people turn to candlelight. Candles seem natural, but are almost 100 times less efficient than incandescent light globes, and more than 300 times less efficient than fluorescent lights. If you use one candle for each extinguished globe, you’re essentially not cutting CO2 at all, and with two candles you’ll emit more CO2. Moreover, candles produce indoor air pollution 10 to 100 times the level of pollution caused by all cars, industry and electricity production.

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Posted: 26th, March 2009 | In: Reviews | Comments (8)


Earth Hour Is Cancelled

EARTH Hour is almost upon us, that time when we turns off the lights and hold a candle-lit vigil for Mother Nature.

And take care where you hold the flame – water is precious and we don’t want to get those gas-guzzling fire trucks out, so we.

Of course it’s not what we can do for Earth Hour, but what Earth Hour will do for us, mankind.

The Toronto Star has a round-up pof Blitz-themed eventsm with Patty Winsa, Gaia Girl.

Adelaide, Australia: Mayor Michael Harbison and city council are committed to the event, which will see lighting reductions at Adelaide Town Hall, Victoria Square Fountain, the Hilton Adelaide and the Westpac building, the city’s tallest.

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Posted: 26th, March 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)