Monday, March 30, 2009

"Earth hour" is for the little people 

Remember Earth Hour on Saturday night? You know, we were all supposed to turn off the lights and appliances between 8:30 and 9:30 to signal our commitment to reverse anthropogenic global warming. Well, Al Gore thinks it was a crock, too.

If you are going to be sanctimonious and want to avoid beclowning yourself, you need to act like Ceasar's wife, at least with regard to the subject of your sanctimony.

UPDATE: Gore denies the allegation, and qualifies his denial. His lights were not on, and if they were on they were powered by geothermal and solar.

CWCID: Jonah.


By Anonymous Brian Schmidt, at Mon Mar 30, 01:26:00 PM:

Kreider said Gore's houselights were turned off, and didn't qualify her denial - she just added that he purchased from sustainable sources. Apparently a few outdoor lights were left on, assuming we believe the original report.

The alleged "National Center for Policy Analysis" (really just some bozo who lied about Gore's power consumption several years ago) is falling back on the fact that he carefully avoided discussion that most lights were turned off.

Not much to this. Per usual.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Mon Mar 30, 05:35:00 PM:

The way I read it, Gore left the floods on that illuminate his trees. I am particularly entertained by this, since there has been debate within my very household over whether we should put in some lights to illuminate our trees. One faction thinks it would look cool, and another thinks that it would be a waste of energy. I am actually in the second camp. But then, I am known as the "light Nazi" in our home.  

By Anonymous Brian Schmidt, at Tue Mar 31, 12:49:00 PM:

Stay the course, Light Nazi!

Upward floodlights are also light pollution that wash out the stars.  

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