Saturday Showdown: Human Achievement Hour vs. Earth Hour… Also, Hour of Power 2012

On March 31st at 8:30pm people around the world will shut off their lights for one hour as a symbolic gesture that they want “something” done about climate change. During that same hour many other people around the world will keep their lights on in appreciation of human ingenuity and in defiance of the philosophy that paints humans as a blight on the planet.

Human beings exploit the environment. This isn’t a bad thing—it is how we survive and thrive. We don’t have claws or fur. We don’t live in trees or burrow underground, and really, who would want to? The way that humans have evolved from shivering in a dark caves to curling up in a heated home, under a down blanket, with music, lights, and indoor plumbing, is by analyzing our environment and altering it in ways that improve our lives. It’s the human way.

Yet, there are some people out there who think that humanity as a disease on the earth that, unchecked, will use up all of its resources. They want you to turn off your lights for an hour this Saturday for “Earth Hour” in a show of support for enforced energy conservation. It’s your right to choose to do this if you want. On the other hand, you can join the thousands of people around the world that will not shut off their lights during that hour, and instead will celebrate the innovations of humanity and advocate for the protection of our freedom to continue advancing…

read it all via Saturday Showdown: Human Achievement Hour vs. Earth Hour. by Michelle Minton

See their website: Competitive Enterprise Institute ~ Free Markets and Limited Government

Also an entertaining & lighthearted look at The Hour of Power

Earth Hour is with us again this Saturday night, so you’ll want to start planning.

For your normal Earth Hour types, this is a simple procedure. Just turn all your lights off at 8.30pm and sit there thinking that you’re Jesus. But for those of us in the Hour of Power movement, a proper celebration requires substantial commitment.

Just follow my essential power party guide and you’ll be set.

First, it’s symbolically vital that you turn on every single light for the appointed hour. Sounds easy enough, but there is always a sneaky bulb out on the back porch or in the garage. Be vigilant. Don’t let even the smallest or least visible globe escape illumination…

read more via HOUR OF POWER 2012 | Daily Telegraph Tim Blair Blog.