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(Slate)   Turning your lights off for "Earth Hour" will actually do more to harm the environment than help it   (slate.com) divider line 18
    More: Ironic, earth hour, Project Syndicate, indoor air pollution, National Grid, electricity, incandescent light bulb  
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2013-03-18 03:36:49 AM
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Msol: Now that I think about it... the last Earth Hour I went to did have a whole bunch of candles burning...


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North Korea is very environmentally-conscious.
2013-03-18 02:51:41 AM
3 votes:
Remember to not buy any gas on Sunday, too. That'll show those mean oil companies.
2013-03-18 03:06:27 AM
2 votes:
But the reality is that Earth Hour teaches all the wrong lessens, and it actually increases CO2 emissions.

all the wrong lessens

all the wrong lessens

all the wrong lessens
2013-03-18 02:51:29 AM
2 votes:
Earth Hour teaches us that tackling global warming is easy.

Well, of course.  It's super easy to tackle a problem that doesn't exist.  Just last week I delayed the Ragnarok by five minutes.
2013-03-17 11:43:47 PM
2 votes:
Whatever.  Results don't matter!  Only what's in our HEARTS
2013-03-18 02:54:22 PM
1 votes:
Ah, well. Time for Plan B: driving a Hummer H3 with 'Save The Earth' stenciled on the side non-stop for an entire year.

/for awareness!
2013-03-18 11:57:27 AM
1 votes:
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2013-03-18 11:25:17 AM
1 votes:

RabidJade: The heading kind of applies to most publicity stunts that the green types humans do. But lets just ignore common sense because doing something makes us feel special and above others.


FTFY

Seriously, if you're trying to make some wry comment on human nature, great.  If you're seriously trying to point out something specific about "the green types," then all you're really doing is screeching "People who don't agree with me are stupid," which, somewhat ironically, makes you look really, really stupid.
2013-03-18 10:17:33 AM
1 votes:
If you truly want to do something to help save this planet then start having babies.  The more carbon we can store in bodies the less there will be free in the environment.  As long as we stay ahead of the death rate we are healing the Earth.
2013-03-18 07:52:24 AM
1 votes:

manimal2878: I was paid to right this article by an oil company.

2013-03-18 07:47:40 AM
1 votes:
To green the world's energy, we should abandon the old-fashioned policy of subsidizing unreliable solar and wind-a policy that has failed for 20 years, and that will fail for the next 22. Instead, we should focus on inventing new, more efficient green technologies to outcompete fossil fuels.

Translation: only invest in technologies that involve fossil fuels.  I was paid to right this article by an oil company.
2013-03-18 05:18:43 AM
1 votes:
I'll turn on everything around here to offset the possible deleterious effects of other people turning off!


/You're Welcome
2013-03-18 04:22:43 AM
1 votes:

powerplantgirl: If my daily load reduces, so will my power output and daily emissions with planning.


That's what I tell my wife...
2013-03-18 03:29:29 AM
1 votes:

VendorXeno: So the headline doesn't reflect the article or the facts, and the article is whining and pointless, another pretentious imbecile complaining that anyone else does anything.


What's his Fark handle?
2013-03-18 03:17:05 AM
1 votes:

Yes this is dog: But the reality is that Earth Hour teaches all the wrong lessens, and it actually increases CO2 emissions.

all the wrong lessens

all the wrong lessens

all the wrong lessens


Once was enough.  Good job on destroying the planet with needless triviality.
2013-03-18 02:55:00 AM
1 votes:

DON.MAC: In 1st world countries, nearly every candle will be made from Paraffin Wax unless you get it from a stall at a craft market.


Mmm. Bacon tallow candles.
2013-03-18 02:52:27 AM
1 votes:
We have enough oil to last forever, practically.
2013-03-18 02:48:59 AM
1 votes:
Unsupported conjecture and a biatchy tone. Clearly this is a source we can trust.
 
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