Skip to comments.Force of Darkness “Earth Hour” Challenged by Power of Light “Human Achievement Hour”
Posted on 03/27/2010 9:00:50 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
he Competitive Enterprise Institute, a leading free-market think tank, will celebrate the Second Annual Human Achievement Hour between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday, March 27, 2010. The one-hour celebration coincides with Earth Hour, an hour in which governments, individuals, and corporations will dim or shut off lights to symbolically renounce the environmental impacts of modern technology. Earth Hours creators suggest that human inventions and technology are a problem, but we see the ability to create and innovate as the ultimate resource, says Human Achievement Hour founder and CEI Policy Analyst Michelle Minton. Environmental challenges will not be solved by turning off our lights and symbolically hiding in the dark, Minton added. If anything, we should be looking to technology and innovation to help solve environmental problems.
Just like last year, countless individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses will be celebrating Human Achievement Hour without even realizing it. Just by not shutting down their lights, operations and stores, they will be acknowledging that productive effort and the pursuit of happiness are a better alternative than sitting in the dark.
In addition to the observance of Human Achievement Hour, wherever people may find themselves around the world, CEI will be hosting a happy hour event outside of Washington, D.C.
I will spend Earth Hour welding/grinding/fabricating on my gas guzzling Off-road 4x4.
Afterward, I will dine upon the roasted flesh of a Spotted Owl - barbecued over carbon-belching coals; burnt scraps of lumber harvested from an old growth forest.
And for dessert - Bambie’s glazed eyeballs, broiled in the heat of a 1000 watt halogen spotlight.
For those of us unable to participate as you do (I don’t have a 4X4), turning on all exterior lighting will have to be sufficient.
I used to work at an energy research institute and we produced that graph in the early 80s. It showed GDP vs. energy consumption through time and for different nations. The correlation was very strong.
Last year on “earth hour,” I turned on every light, every appliance, and every other electrical thing inside and outside my home to celebrate. Why not celebrate the light, rather than the darkness, was my thought. I’ll do it again this year.
I am planning to turn on all lights inside and out. I will blare load Patriotic music off my back porch and eat pulled pork sandwiches with my favorite brewski. I hope I piss off all my liberal neighbors off completely.
This link goes directly to the article you reference.
Don’t forget to turn on ALL your lights tonight! Celebrate Human Achievement!
Excellent! I agree completely. “Energy conservation” only limits the economy and technology progress.
Innovation and new technologies should be pursued to satisfy the ever increasing energy need, which is the sign of progress and prosperity.
How about nuclear energy, clean, cheap — France gets 80% of their electricity from nuclear, why can’t we and others do the same, instead of raising rates and demanding that we keep turning off lights?
Will Las Vegas turn off their lights?
Will Reno turn off their lights?
Will Disneyworld/Land turn off their lights?
Will Hollywood turn out the lights on their sign?
Will Burbon street follow suit?
Will Broadway turn out THEIR lights on a Saturday night?????
Will ballparks go dark?
Will BB games be played in the dark?
I could go on and on but the idea you get.
Why stop at just one hour? It might make an impression if the power companies shut off the power for a week or so. We can call it 18th century history awareness week.
After they clean up the bodies form riots, food poisonings, accidents, and hospital shutdowns a little Co2 wont look so bad.
What this debate needs is some perspective. If power companies go on strike, American will grind to a halt. May not change all the lefties, but the sheep following them might just get their heads out of their collective rear ends.
The largest Christmas lights display in the San Francisco Bay area, over 300,000 lights!
Join Earth Hour of Power group on Facebook set up by a Freeper:
Liberals: Trying to force America to return to the Dark Ages since 1776...
“Lucifer” means “bearer of light”, and to the libs anyone who uses too much light is a devil tonight! How convenient for them to suddenly find religion...[/s]
Yes! And they’d better turn off all the lights in all the arenas where basketball games or victory celebrations are happening tonight, LOL!
Go, Butler! Wa-Hoo!!
Just turned on the porch lights, and the light in the attic. Got a bonfire going, the woodburner in the pole barn is fired up AND...I just turned up the thermostat.
What a bunch of foolish Hippies. Give it a rest, Kids. You’ve got ‘Your Man in Washington’ right now, LOL! He’s busy ‘Burning The Midnight Oil’ signing Recess Appointments that are going to screw America (and YOU!) over beyond YOUR wildest socialist dreams!
But don’t worry...from what I read/hear China is planning one big-@ss cyber-attack on us...and all the electrical grids are run by computer.
So, it may be coming sooner than later.
Buy a generator...because there will only be a few of us (with generators) left here on FR to hold the line. ;)
“The Deacon announced that each of the 325,350 Christmas lights were dedicated as a prayer for the safety of our military men and women.”
That is a VERY nice thing to do! :)
At LEAST ‘turn off’ Paris, LOL!
Guess I’ll stop buying their apple juice.
Whenever there is hope in the world, Red China gets in there and does its best to squash it!
My house is lit up like a Christmas tree :) I do this every year.
yes, turn off Paris.
Lots of lites on here...he he he...
You hit it on the head. These people live in a fantasy land all the time. Once it hits them they’ll be screamin and hollerin’. The tuition is going up so the students will be protesting. Everyone will learn but...unfortunately it will be too late.
Only trouble with this was that I hadn’t heard about it, nor had anyone that I know also March 27th(today)is Saturday and the majority of businesses across the country are closed at night. What a joke. If it had been the middle of the week and had been advertised, I’m sure that people would have done without for an hour, after all, just think what you can do in the dark...
In the duel of Earth Hour versus Human Achievement Hour, on Saturday evening, March 27, at 8:30 p.m. YourTime, it might be interesting to see who (reportedly) took the plunge into darkness & despair for Earth Hour, unlike the rest of us who celebrated lights ON for Human Achievement Hour.
I am not making this up.
State government entities, including some capitol buildings, in
Ironically, the rush to darkness troubled some government types, like the Niagara Falls fire department, who are worried about public safety.
If there was any participation in earth hour, it was very minimal and what little there was was offset by those celebrating Human Achievement Hour (which I did last year).
We freepers all turned on every light and appliance in the house. We took up the slack as we know how critical it is to not shock the load balance on our electrical grid.