Comments on: Planet not dim to turn off the lights? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/03/31/planet-not-dim-to-turn-off-the-lights/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mike Osborne http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/03/31/planet-not-dim-to-turn-off-the-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-334206 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 16:17:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/03/31/planet-not-dim-to-turn-off-the-lights/#comment-334206 I’m quite happy to stay self absorbed until someone can conclusively prove to me that human activity is even a remotely significant contributor to global climate change. And anyone who says “oh but there already is evidence” then I suggest you take your hands away from the computer turn off FOX News and maybe read a book for a change.
Another quick point, just to blow this earth hour toss out of the water, I’m sure we all remember from physics class back in school how inefficient lightbulbs are and how it takes more energy to switch a lightbulb on than to keep it on for a few hours.
Can people please think before they throw their support behind some ridiculous, popularist sham

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By: Cheap Fares http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/03/31/planet-not-dim-to-turn-off-the-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-334199 Wed, 02 Apr 2008 15:50:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/03/31/planet-not-dim-to-turn-off-the-lights/#comment-334199 I agrees with John, the whole idea is to bring awareness to people who are totally self-absorbed.

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By: Danny Bloom http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/03/31/planet-not-dim-to-turn-off-the-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-334198 Wed, 02 Apr 2008 15:41:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/03/31/planet-not-dim-to-turn-off-the-lights/#comment-334198 Earth Hour is and was and wll be in future years a good exercise in public awareness, a good public gesture about raising public conciousness about climate change. So it’s a good idea and a good annual event. Like Earth Day. Like Al Gore’s new advertising campaign about global warming.

But on another level, turning off the lights for an hour once a year, won’t amount to a hill of beans. It’s good PR. But we should not fool ourselves. Listen to James Lovelock on this; he also says such actions are basiscally useless, other than as a grand PR gesture.

By the way, Alister, the New York Times weighed in on the ”polar cities” PR project on Saturday; here’s the link:

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/0 3/30/polar-cities-a-haven-in-warming-wor ld

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By: John P. Reisman (The Centrist Party) http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/03/31/planet-not-dim-to-turn-off-the-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-334195 Tue, 01 Apr 2008 23:35:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/03/31/planet-not-dim-to-turn-off-the-lights/#comment-334195 I don’t understand the post by Eddy. My interpretation is that this is an exercise in awareness. The reality is that we all need to be more conservative. I actually find it interesting that conservatives are arguing against conservatism these days. Somewhat of an oxymoron I suppose.

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By: Eddy http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/03/31/planet-not-dim-to-turn-off-the-lights/comment-page-1/#comment-334187 Mon, 31 Mar 2008 18:47:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/03/31/planet-not-dim-to-turn-off-the-lights/#comment-334187 This is nothing more than an exersize to identify the guilible.

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