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The Hour of Power: Celebrate Human Achievement this Saturday. March 30, 2012

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The Hour of Power: Celebrate Human Achievement this Saturday.

Joanne Nova website
March 29, 2012

Hello Earthians! It’s time to say thank you to Edison, to Faraday and Maxwell, it’s time to celebrate the Gift of Light.

Saturday night at 8.30 – 9.30pm this week is the Hour of Power

(Don’t confuse this with the splinter group celebrations called Earth Hour, where people sit in the dark – so they can appreciate the glory of luminosity come 9.31).
The Glory! We are the lucky generation with light at the flick of a switch

In the hundred thousand years since homo sapiens came to be, people have fled bondage, wars, small-pox, dysentery, died from minor scratches, starved to death, been ravaged by lions, stricken by cholera, and survived the odd ninety thousand year stretches of hypothermic, abysmal ice age. We lived in the darkness for 99,900 years, cowering in corners, listening to drips, waiting for the sun.

There is only one type of Freedom – and all else is servitude, slavery or tyranny.

It’s your chance to show your commitment to fighting the forces of darkness. Be brave, stand up to the people who want to tell you what kind of globe you are allowed to buy. Feed the world by helping to boost global CO2 to lift crop yields and fertilize farms all over the planet. Children are hungry in Haiti and, since CO2 is a well mixed gas, sooner or later, you will be helping them.

Things you can do at 8.30 on Saturday:

  1. Write down the tally on the electricity meter.
  2. Turn on all the lights you can find (bonus points for incandescents from the stash.)
  3. Put on the party lights, the patio light, the pool light, the mozzie zappers, unpack those Christmas decorations. Get out your torches. Switch the movement detector spotlights to continuous operation. (Involve the kids — they love to help).
  4. Light your backyard with the landcruiser headlights! (Don’t flatten the battery, make sure you keep that engine running.)
  5. Don’t forget those bar radiators — revel in that infra red! (Light the kitchen with the ones in the oven and grill.)
  6. Eat Argentinian Lamb steak, Danish butter, Argentinian Cheese, Belgian Chocolate, and Californian Oranges.
  7. Drink German Beer and or French Champagne. Drink toasts to coal miners, oil rig workers, and power station staff.
  8. Take a photo, take lots of photos, and send them to myself, and Tim Blair and Andrew Bolt.
  9. At 9.30pm read that meter and tell us how many KWhr you’ve liberated.   Who will win The Hour of Power?

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Turn on your lights and celebrate ‘Human Achievement Hour’ March 25, 2011

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Turn on your lights and celebrate ‘Human Achievement Hour’

By Ben-Peter Terpstra
American Thinker, March 27, 2010

Earth Hour is so yesterday:

The Conservative Leadership Foundation [Australia] has launched a campaign to recognise and celebrate “Human Achievement Hour”.

During Human Achievement Hour, people around the world will be recognising the incredible accomplishments of the human race.

Originally conceived by the Competitive Enterprise Institute in 2009, Human Achievement Hour coincides with the earth hour campaign but salutes those who keep the lights on and produce the energy that makes human achievement possible.

Millions of people around the world will be showing their support for human achievement by simply going about their daily lives. While earth hour activists will be left in the dark, Human Achievement Hour participants will be going to the cinema, enjoying a hot meal, driving their car or watching television.

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Al Gore explains why he snubbed Earth Hour April 1, 2009

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Al Gore explains why he snubbed Earth Hour

April 1st, 2009

Al Gore has finally come out to explain why his house was lit like a Christmas tree during Earth Hour on Saturday night.

He explained that he started feeling guilty at the plight of those starving to death in Africa, particularly those in Chad where the government has banned the use of charcoal to “prevent climate change”.

He said he has realised the impact his global warming alarmism has had on those in developing nations. He said he feels guilty and ashamed that he has raked in hundreds of millions of dollars whilst the poorest in the world are suffering due to the lack of basic electricity. He said the fact that the world was no warmer today than it was in 1998 and that apocalyptic climate disasters haven’t materialised, have made him look like a fool.

He said that he snubbed Earth Hour to draw attention to those in the world who do not even have electricity and that he has promised to start building coal fired plants in Africa to enable the locals access to what we in the developed world have taken for granted.

Aussies urged to give Earth Hour the flick March 27, 2009

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Aussies urged to give Earth Hour the flick

From News.com.au, March 27, 2009

Economy v Environment findings / AustraliaSCAN 2009 survey

The environment is becoming less of a priority for Australians, according to the AustraliaSCAN 2009 survey. Graphic: Eric Auld

Earth Hour 2008 in Sydney

Show of support … before and after shots as the lights go out for Earth Hour 2008 in Sydney / Reuters

AN anti-Earth Hour group urging Australians to keep their lights blazing this weekend is a sign of waning interest in environmentalism, experts say.

The global Earth Hour movement – founded in Australia in 2007 – is asking people to switch off their lights for one hour on Saturday night.

But a Facebook group is urging people to “keep every light you own running during Earth Hour”.

The group urges people to protest by switching lights on “if you think turning the lights out for an hour is completely ridiculous and will change nothing”.

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P.S. Here at An Honest Climate Debate we will be joining Australian Climate Madness in preparation of Earth Hour!

Lights off, as are brains March 26, 2009

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Lights off, as are brains

Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun, March 27, 2009

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Professor Bjorn Lomborg finds another reason to wonder if Earth Hour worshippers have any idea what they are doing or why:

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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Also, here in Australia we are getting ready for Earth Hour, as per the Australian Climate Madness blogpot 🙂