Earth Hour mandates sitting in the dark. At night.
The northern hemisphere, of which I am an inhabitant, gets enough mandated darkness during the winter months. Does anyone really believe that sitting in the dark for an hour will do anything except contribute to a warm fuzzy feeling for the accomplishment of absolutely nothing meaningful?
Partygoers at last year’s worldwide event who didn’t want to sit in the dark at home were confronted by LED lanterns and flashlights, and could sit in the dark outside with others–if the LEDs were extinguished. Those in the less civilized parts of the world without access to modern amenities continued to participate by sitting in the dark. They must be commended for their diligence.
Does anyone think they dimmed their firepits?
What a concept.