30 March 2009

Earth Needs More Than ONE Hour!

This past weekend, people around the world "showed solidarity" by turning off their lights for one hour.

I don't know about you, but this seems like another example of greenwashing -- where people "do the right thing" for a moment before going back to business as usual -- or carbon offset indulgences -- where we do what we want and pay someone else to be virtuous.

(I'm reminded of the Live Earth "Concerts for a Climate in Crisis," which probably generated more carbon than they removed...)

Bottom Line: If people want to save the earth, they have to make changes for ALL 8,760 hours of the year, i.e., be vegetarian, ride a bike to work, don't have kids, etc.

1 comment:

  1. And when gas came back down, all the giant SUVs came right back out, freshly washed and waxed, creeping along in heavy traffic (with no passengers or cargo) and the driver cursing at that bike rider "hogging" the right lane... Paste link below and have a nice laugh...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfpXULqYV7w

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