Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Earth Hour IS A Fucking Publicity Stunt

All you fellas pledging to turn off your fucking lights for ONE FUCKING HOUR on Saturday to kononnya show how 'environmentally friendly' you are because you're 'making a difference' by saving energy', go take a look around your house and tell me...
  • How many air-conditioning units do you have, and how long do you keep EACH OF THEM on for?
  • How many of your lights are still those energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs?
  • How many of your lights do you keep on even when no one is in the room?
  • How many electrical appliances do you leave on standby mode for the entire day (TV, Astro, PC etc)
  • How many plastic bags do you use each time you go grocery shopping?
Participating in Earth Hour doesn't make you a fucking environmentally-friendly saint, you fools. At best, it'll save SOME energy, which will then be guzzled up ten times over by that air-conditioning unit you keep running in your bedroom even when you're not in it.

So yes, OF COURSE Earth Hour is a fucking publicity stunt. Creating awareness through the publicity it generates is all it's good for, since it does fuck all in the long-run in terms of actual energy conservation.

Unfortunately, everyone and their donkey seems to be so taken in taking part in it, so much so that as Suanie says, sooner or later Hallmark will be making greeting cards for it.

Now, if only all these people stopped pretending they're doing something by flipping that switch off for an hour a YEAR; and started doing SOMETHING sustainable that actually helps save energy all year round... now imagine how much energy THAT would save.

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