Monday, March 17, 2008

Astronomer Wants Lincoln To Particpate In Earth Hour

Astronomer Philip Norton (right) wants everyone in Lincoln to participate in the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour event. Now for those of you who don't know what Earth Hour is, it is a global climate change initiative which calls on people around the world to sit in darkness. Earth Hour is scheduled to take place on Saturday 29th March between 8pm and 9pm.

Now Earth Hour is a double edged sword, on the one hand - as Sydney found out last year - it is a massive energy saver which is good considering the increasing costs of natural resources. However on the other hand, Earth Hour is being billed by fools like Philip Norton as something which will 'save' the planet from climate change which of course is not true because climate change is a natural process and has nothing to do with human beings.

This double edged sword leaves me in a bit of a predicament on the one hand I am concerned about Britain's energy security and any moves which helps us with respect to our foreign oil dependency is of course an excellent idea. Although I do not want to take part in a 'climate change' event and it is for this reason why I will not be taking part in Earth Hour.

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