Some nonsense from Sydney has caught on around the world. Earth Hour means we switch our lights off for an hour between 8 and 9pm on Saturday 29th March. We went along with the futility of it. It was a bit exciting. We are toasty warm thanks to our heating and we can still operate by the glow from outside lighting coming in, the large tv screen and the pc monitor.
As a scheme to reduce our nocturnal carbon dioxide emissions, it was pointless, possibly negative from candles being lit and some taking it as a chance for a bit of jiggy jig and further populating our planet which is the real problem. See Daniel's marvellous pie graph. As a publicity stunt, it was brilliant. People are talking about the greenhouse effect. People who I never imagined are showing concern. This community feeling will give confidence to politicians to act.
Back to the pie graph. I am astonished at the low figure for cooling and call it into question, but it is pretty clear what is causing the problem. Bloody well walk, or ride the bike, or at least use public transport. You in your motor, ok yes, me too, are the problem.