March 31, 2009

Against Earth Hour

John Cole, who I agree with completely:

Let me break it down for you. People donít want to sit in the dark for an hour in 2009. Period.

I am all in favor of efforts to promote the health of the environment. I will pay higher taxes on fossil fuels. I will support investment in green technologies. I will support investments in biofuels and alternative energy. I will support higher CAFE standards and substantial investments in mass transit. I will support efforts to protect endangered species, wetlands, and to preserve pristine tracts of land. I will reside in an eco-friendly abode as soon as it is economically feasible. I recycle. I use reusable bags when I shop. I will carpool. Iíll do all of that, and I am sure I will do more.

But Iím not going to sit in the damned dark for an hour. That is just silly.

The same goes for that "carbon credit" nonsense, too.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 31, 2009 05:07 PM
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