Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Sydney's earth hour scam

On March 31st at 7.30pm, Sydney had an "earth hour" in which lights were turned off in for 60 minutes in order to save electricity and gain awareness to global warming.

Of course I don't have to do the sums to actually determine what a saving in temperature this would create. Oh no.

However, interestingly Tim Blair has reported fraud in the Age's analysis of earth hour, showing their over exposed picture of Sydney and what Sydney really should look like at night as shown below.

When really Sydney looks like this at night:

So why do we have to lie to prove a point? Isn't that an oxymoron?

But in new news, Sydney's Earth Hour could have actually caused an increase in electricity use as shown here

For me, I'm just suck and tired of these useless gestures.

1 comment:

wstridgerunner said...

I'm right there with you on the useless gestures! It goes right along with the feel good politcal air. The hypocrisy is what I have trouble dealing with!