It's Earth Hour tonight, celebrate energy!

Normally I write a blog post far in advance for this .  This year  due to it being so “high profile” in the news, I simply forgot.

Oh well. My sister is celebrating it at her house by making full use of incandescent lighting.

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Dr. Roy Spencer nores notes this on Facebook :

In honor of Earth Hour tonight I will have the lights on, and I’m gonna burn a bunch of wood in the fireplace.

What did you do?

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Marcus

..” Dr. Roy Spencer nores this on Facebook : ” ??
NORES ??
Sorry Anthony, don’t mean to be a pest, but give them no fuel !

Jeff Alberts

How does this give anyone ammo? Clearly a typo.

Marcus

…Liberals will use anything to attack Anthony…

Gunga Din

Yes, obviously should be “snores”, as in “snores through the hype”.
(That’s what I doing at midnight last night.8-)

I thought they didn’t use fuel.

Marcus

…LOL…cow poop !.

Gerry, England

They certainly use a lot of BS.

commieBob

Nore is a Japanese transitive verb meaning “get on”. link

Dr. Roy Spencer nores gets on this …

Ah so desuka.

I fixed the typo, Marcus.
Cheers.

I call it Western Civilization Enlightenment Hour and keep all the lights on.

Earth Hour is actually WWF Propaganda Hour. I don’t believe or support them.

Or Western civilization suicide hour? It’s about felling good when actually destroying the Western civilization?

Policy based political correctness hour?

It’s also about establishing environmental political correctness, who wants to participate in that?

Hivemind

” on Facebook” … “on Farcebook”, I think you meant?

george e. smith

Well in contemplation of the USA administration taking up the challenge to compete with North Korea’s responsible holding of the Blue Riband; excuse me, that’s Black Riband of the Earth hour celebration, I plan to turn off my entire 200 Watt’s of solid state lighting (LEDs) and try to get by for five minutes, on the three triple A lithium cells in my emergency flashlight. In some parts of the world that would be my “torch” just for translational clarification.
Meanwhile, during that five minutes I will lower the Dr. Roy Spencer flag to half mast, in honor of his upholding the American way of free enterprise, and rational behavior.
After that my household will return to normalcy with about a five minute residence time, which is about how long it takes to find a sports channel on the T&V that isn’t showing hoop ball games.
Thank you for alerting me to the threat of total darkness, Anthony.
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Jeff Alberts

I was hoping no one would mention it. Now I feel pressure to do something, regardless of the silliness of it all.

Marcus

…Light em’ up !!

TRM

After a bottle of wine and some scotch I’m as lit up as I’m going to get. Oh yea the computer I’m typing this on has 2 screens! Happy “Affordable Electric Energy Day” everyone.

Marcus

Dang, that is a beautifully BRIGHT kitchen !

Jeff Alberts

Much too opulent. Clearly unsustainable. The Heretic’s Kitchen!

Marcus

OMG, just think of the Carbon footprint of that kitchen !! Oh the horror !

Pop Piasa

That’s just Al Gores Jet galley, guys.

Marcus

0o

afonzarelli

Worse Jeff, the sister of THE HERETIC’s kitchen!

Geistmaus

Oh hey, fancy that. It just so happens I’m burning plants this evening.

Marcus

…For medicinal purposes,,of course !!

TXRed

TV on for basketball, lights on, heater on, ran the pickup (full size 15 MPG in town) around the block a few times to make certain the anti-ice stuff I added this afternoon is blended in.

Jeff Alberts

Hehe, drove my F250 V10 about 80 miles today (at 11 mpg). Was expecting to come home with a new recliner, but it wasn’t meant to be. Then I mowed half my 2.5 acres. Hopefully I’ve done my part today to keep the planet nice and warm.

Marcus

Not even close !! You’ve got to run that F250 V10 for at least 24 hours at full throttle to maybe add 1/1,000,000,000th of a degree to Canada !!

I’ll make sure to push the gas pedal on my 5.7l Hemi 4×4 a few times tomorrow to add some CO2 to our live giving trees, thanks for the reminder.

James Loux

I never before thought of the impact of March Madness on the US’s CO2 emissions, which is perfect for an Earth Hour celebration of cheap energy. In one week, 126 games are played by 252 teams (men and women), meaning around 4000 players will be sprinting back and forth as fast as they can for two hours or so in front of many thousands of screaming fans as well as all of the fans screaming at home and in thousands of bars. In addition, these teams must fly all over the country in order to play the next team as they advance through the brackets. And their fans will fly all over the country to watch them play! What a grand celebration of man’s and woman’s production of CO2 (literally) and the wonderful opportunity provided by cheap and available energy sources!

3¢worth

I wonder how March Madness compares (CO2 emissions-wise) to the 25,000 delegates (plus an additional 25,000 hangers-on) flown in to the last climate love-fest in Paris.

Ronn Parsley

James,
Don’t forget all the energy to light the arenas. Or perhaps I should say overlight. The TV cameras need extra lighting. And don’ t forget all the heat producd by the lights and those screaming fans in the arenas. That will require millions of ton-hours of expensive, carbon producing air conditioning to keep everything nice and cool.
It ‘s madness! Madness I say! We need to organize a boycott of the NCAA for their shameful raping of the planet and resulting destruction of our fragile eco-system in the name of crass commercialism. Shame on you NCAA! Shut down these games now, before it is too late!
…end of rant…

Pop Piasa

I’m gonna be late on this one, still waiting for a new dual feed fuel line for my Holley 650 double-pumper so I can finish restoring my 1981 Jeep CJ7 rock climber with a built 304 V8. I’ll catch up later and run my powerstroke 6.4 meanwhile.

Curious George

Don’t underestimate the evolutionary aspect of the Hour. When reading at a dim light, you will finally lose sight – just like cave fish and salamanders. No lighting needed any more, big energy savings. The Earth will be saved.

Matthew R. Epp

We burned leaves, wood scraps and other debris this afternoon. Didn’t even know about earth hour or I’d have waited.

If it wasn’t for WUWT I wouldn’t have even known about it, it isn’t worthy of the attention WUWT gives it.

I did nothing, like i did for the other “Earth hours”. It’s a pointless lefty thing. They like doing pointless things.

According to a poll on Canada’s The Weather Network so far this morning, only 17% of respondents bothered to “celebrate” the hour.

Steve in SC

Goin to the Drag Races.

Reality Observer

Normally turn everything on, and get the halogen spotlights out.
This year, though, with the skyrocketing cost of electricity – well, does charging the Kindle up count?

Ian L. McQueen

Our house can’t be seen from the local road, but I did turn on the spotlights over the front door.
Ian

Frosty

Tweaking my fuel injection pump ready for an off road easter egg hunt, if I try really hard I can get less than 10mpg, 100 mile will be pushing the old girl, but I should be able to get to exactly where I started from!

AndyG55

I have to apologise.. Down here in Oz, its been and gone.
I forgot and I didn’t get out the stage lights or anything. 🙁
Was watching a LOUD movie on the 65″ LCD
HT system has 2x350w 15″ subs.. so I was probably using a small amount of power.
I hope I didn’t let the side down too badly. !

Nick
Marcus

Well. at least some Europeans still have working brain cells !

Nick

If Swedish brain cells were working they wouldn’t have let in the migrants in the first place, and they would have still cancelled Earth Hour! 🙂

Marcus

If Swedish brain cells were working, I wouldn’t get half the women I do !

Jeff Alberts

Chin up, Marcus. There’s always the other half. 😉

Shame the same can’t be said for most Americans.Ö¿Ö

Says the representative of a country which has Trump v Hilary in the race to be the most powerful person on Earth.

benofhouston

I celebrated it by ignoring it and listening to Youtube videos while working.

brianjohn

Tonight will be celebrating and honoring all of the life giving inventions, inventors, engineers, and scientists responsible for sustaining my life and my fellow Canadians’ lives by having all of my lights and appliances turned on.

Marcus

Hey Brian. I cranked up all my lights too, can you see me ?

pat

Australia’s CAGW-infested Fairfax media (Sydney Morning Herald, The Age etc) started the “Earth Hour” circus, but their staff have been on strike since Thursday & will stay out til Monday, over the axing of more staff, so their carbon footprint might be a little lighter this year:
18 Mar: World Socialist Web Site (WSWS): Australian journalists condemn the axing of more Fairfax jobs
Striking Fairfax Media journalists spoke to the World Socialist Web Site at their rally in Sydney today, explaining why they have walked out until Monday to fight the threatened loss of a further 120 jobs and revealing some of the conditions under which they are already working…
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/ints-m18.html
worth a read for the laughs:
2012: Crikey: David Salter: An hour to ponder why Fairfax bothers turning off the lights
What tends to be forgotten — or deftly sidestepped — is that Earth Hour began in 2007 as a promotional campaign for Fairfax dreamed up by an advertising agency, Leo Burnett (the Earth Hour website now describes this genesis as a “partnership with brand co-owners, Fairfax Media”). The basic idea pitched by the advertising “creatives” five years ago was to cloak the Fairfax broadsheet mastheads with the feel-good moral superiority of joining the Good Fight against global warming while adding to paid sales and making an extra little pot of cash from spin-off custom display advertising. To clinch the warm-inner-glow value of their pitch, the World Wildlife Fund was enlisted as a partner, complete with their heart-tugging little Panda Bear logo…
http://www.crikey.com.au/2012/03/29/history-of-earth-hour-at-fairax/

Patrick MJD

Ah, explains why I have not seen much reporting here in Aus. It’s usually on all channels and in all papers, but this year very little, or I simply missed it playing my bass.

@Patrick MJD
Didn’t know you Aussies had Bass fishing there. Do you get your bass to play fetch or train it to do tricks? The way you said it could give the impression you do might do ‘funny’ things with certain species of fish… And the way you say ‘my bass’ makes it kind of a personal tone / relationship. But, things being what they are these days, it’s okay.

Patrick MJD

I don’t play with fish, I eat them as we have a great selection here in Aus. Playing my bass as in bass guitar. Once I hook up my pocket amp to my noise cancelling headphones…all I hear is my bass in my ears!

Ah…Now you say you have ‘singing Bass’ in the land down under.

TonyL

Nice decor in the kitchen, BUT!
The stove and the microwave are on opposite sides!
I would trip over my own feet and kill myself running back and forth.
Headlong, face first, right into the oven. Not pretty.

Marcus

…What ?? You actually use your kitchen for cooking ? What is a microwave ?

BFL

Fox “Greg Gutfeld” did a piece to find out why millennials eat less cereal. It seems that they don’t like cleaning the bowls and Kate Timph suggested it also might be because it’s harder to carry a bowl full of cereal to the basement in their parents house (one on the street interviewee said no comment to this). You aren’t one of “those” are you??

@ BFL, you know it is kinda hard going down the stairs to the basementwith a bowl of cereal after smoking the weed and all the lights turned off..

Why cook when you can get pizzas delivered 24/7?

David Chappell

If these people were really serious they should adopt an Earth Day & Night – turn off the main electric switch for 24 hours and stop making token gestures.

Regardless what will and will not or hpw much happen with man-made climate change, there are many reasons to avoid wasting fossil fuel energy or other finite resources.

Patrick MJD

The furnaces still burn and the turbines still spin. So Earth Hour is a total waste of time.

I turned my toilets off for the specified time. Went outside to do my thing on the lawn. Funny, I had to laugh when someone walking their dog came by and picked it up in a plastic bag, thinking that their dog, who usually uses my yard to crap on, was the owner of the pile. And it’s a chihuahua as well. Well fed of course.

Patrick MJD

Being nitrogenous eh? Good fellow!

My dad used to enlist my help to go to the local chicken egg farm to load up a truckload of chicken crap which he would sparingly spread on the lawn when it wasn’t as green as he liked. It worked exceptionally well. Had to be careful not to put too much on or would burn the grass. One time, I helped him brick up a new planter and we put about a foot of chicken poo about 3 feet down and mixed in a lot of water and covered with dirt. and kept it wet. In a couple of days you could hear it bubbling and boiling down there and it was hot. Sounded like a stomach digesting a huge meal amplified. After a couple months we planted some nice shrubs and other semi tropical plants and they grew exceptionally fast and large…Happy plants.

Neil Jordan

What did we do? Incandescent pre-ban lights at front and back doors; lights on indoors; and a nice Spanish wine – 2014 vintage means a huge carbon footprint because it didn’t get here by galleon. Also a kerosene lantern on the table.

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia

A couple of weeks ago, they were all out in the city for a 12 hour coal-burner called “White Night.” Today they are going to turn off their lights for one Earth Hour.
Such sincerity, I want to vomit.

Unmentionable

ABC had Flim-Flam on this morning ranting pure nonsense once again. Snake in the grass.

John F. Hultquist

The Flim-Flam Man is a 1967 American comedy film directed by ….
Not the same flim-flam, I guess.

Jeff Alberts

Tim Flim-Flannery, I’m guessing.
The Flim-Flam Man is a good movie, though. George C. Scott, Michael Sarazin.

Brian Pratt

Earth Day, good grief, how hypocritical. Here I am in frozen Saskatchewan where you could not survive in the modern world without oil and gas. One (incandescent!) light bulb is lit. Tonight, burning scrap fencing and hardwood flooring, and some branches from a neighbour’s tree: using no petroleum but definitely generating CO2. The bottle of wine is Italian barbera d’alba. The one just finished is homemade, from grapes shipped up from California by truck. The pasta dish used shrimp probably Thailand. The snow peas came from California. The stereo was made in China. The music is hispanic and the station is Radio Canada from Quebec. This is a wonderful world. Why do our foes hate it so?

StarkNakedTruth

Why do our foes hate it so?
Perhaps they have convinced themselves that scratching out an existence in the dirt 24/7 in an attempt to feed themselves, in a world without fossil fuels for electricity, or heat/cooling for one’s shelter, or gasoline to transport oneself from here to there sounds like fun? To wit I say: Perhaps these same dimwits ought to read up on what life was actually like during the Middle Ages.

Because Marxism does not fit well in the Western Civilization. That’s why they want to change it radically.

Tom Edison Rockz

I turned on all of my monitors and turned on the heat next to my office chair. I am also watching a documentary of IPCC climate scientists. Don’t worry, the heater is plugged into a separate outlet than the one in the picture and it’s on its own circuit. This is my winter office. My summer office remained at about 9 Celsius ( a little less than 50 Fahrenheit ) most of the winter (it used to be a carport and is located just below me)comment image.

John F. Hultquist

This snuck up on me so we’re not doing anything different, although we are heating with (on property harvested) wood. The lights and the computer seem to be working so I guess the utility district did not get the memo.
Nor did the State Parks of Washington – March 19: State Parks’ 103rd birthday
As a birthday gift the agency has made the day a “free” day. So folks are encouraged to travel. Maybe next year we could close our governments for a week and reduce the waste.

Jeff Alberts

Deception Pass was absolutely infested with tourists.

BFL

I like these incandescents. Note the lumens and that’s a lot of light for $21.
1500 Watt – PS52 – Clear – Mogul Base
1,500 Life Hours – 23,740 Lumens – 130 Volt
https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/104/IN-1500CLMOG.html

3¢worth

I live just outside Toronto (that’s in Ontario, Canada for the geographically challenged). I turned ALL the lights ON in the house and lit a fire in the wood-burning fireplace (outside temperature -3°C) promptly at 8:30 PM EDT. Most of the lights were turned off at 9:30 PM. I Celebrated the LIGHT, while the Eco-fascists want to take us back to the DARKNESS of our ancestors. According to local news reports electricity useage dropped a whopping 3.2% in Toronto during earth hour.

Crispin in Waterloo

Yeah, watched the Earth Hour and monitored the drop on cable 24. Afterwards I filled the Jacuzzi until the hot water ran out. Then I soaked with the pump on. After a month flying all over Asia it felt fantastic.

CW: thanks for all the flying. If you returned from East Asia you probably flew over Manitoba and helped warm our winter by 0.0001C. I know that’s correct because NOAA measured it!

Every light in the house is on, Garage lights, too Doing loads of laundry, hot water, extra drying time. Cooking a roast in the oven, TV going, computers going, son in basement, using power tools. TV is watching husband sleep. Three 1500 W fireplace style heaters going, while we wait for serviceman to fix the oil furnace. Typical day, here on earth, in the 21st century. Hope those damned faux-green eco-fanatics don’t mess things up any more than they already have.

markl

Not aware of Earth Hour, had to look it up. Gratuitous climate pandering and scare mongering. Glad I missed it. Life as normal.

Jbird

Earth Hour? Are they still trying to do that? I hadn’t heard anything about it until just now.

601nan

Missed it because I had the lights on, using my XBOX One as an internet Radio listening to Swiss Klassic Radio and trolling the web sites of the internet/www from my laptop, while watching March Madness on the same laptop.
Ha ha

Jimmy Haigh

I’m drinking carbonated beer.

I’m farting methane and CO2 after boiling and then re-frying my home made refried beans. At the honored hour my son and I lit our farts on fire, just for fun, creating CO2. Through our pants of course. Created beautiful blue flames in the imposed darkness.
Being that methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than CO2, all farm animals should be subjected to having hoses implanted in their rear ends to suck up the flatulence they emit and routed to Natural Gas mains or storage facilities in order to burn it before emitted to the atmosphere. The EPA should get right on it as soon as possible… With EPA inspectors to monitor it all. Someone has to do it.

Frederick Michael

WWNKD
What Would North Korea Do?

SMC

Launch a missile into the ocean?
Conduct a faux nuclear bomb test?
Say some really nasty things about someone?

Trebla

What would North Korea do? Give some American kid a 20 year sentence for trying to steal a poster? Shoot an out-of-favor general to death with an anti-aircraft gun?

Frederick Michael

What, no credit for all the lights off?

Hugs

Washing machine on; dishwasher on. Start cooking. I good at using leftover energy.

Mike Bromley the Kurd

I had to play a gig tonight, so I left the house blazing for much longer than the hour. YES!

Annie

Celebrated with all lights on and a glass of bubbly…
That was last night from the point of view of Eastern Australia.

Art

Damn!
I totally forgot!
I leave my Christmas lights up every year just so I can light up for that hour but this time I got caught up in a movie on TV and forgot to turn them one.
Oh well, maybe next year.

David Chappell

Turn them on today for two hours to make up for it.

Crispin in Waterloo

I went out to a celebratory dinner and watched the riveting news about Earth Hour from end to end on the TV behind the bar.

TomRude

Same as usual: ignore.

Bubba Cow

OK – so what is the global temp and exactly how much did “Earth Hour” reduce that ??

4TimesAYear

What do I do? Take advantage of the opposition’s down time to fight back on the internet, of course 😉

Patrick MJD

I am sure Victorians (Australia) don’t care at all for Earth Hour. Over the last few days, probably more like a week, race cars have been bashing around Albert Park. That’s V8 Aussie supercars, Porche Carrera Cup cars and Forumal 1 race cars. Days and days of racing. Days and days of huge fuel consumption by the race cars. Massive fuel consumption by support crews and their support vehicles. Huge fuel consumption by spectators driving/flying to Albert Parck, Victoria. No mention of Earth Hour, no mention of ethanol fuels, no mention of carbon offsets, though I may have missed that.

Robert

It wasn’t advertised in Oz this year at all but to do my bit I have been eating curried egg fried cabbage and baked beans all day , I’m attempting to create a warm blob in north east Victoria that the satellites will pick up and NOAA will have trouble splaining .

LewSkannen

I also forgot because I there was nothing on the news. I think the ‘sponsors’ of the ridiculous event are a bit embarrassed and are quietly stepping away from it all. Anyway, tonight I will have a bunch of lights on and book an evening at the drag racing.

randy

As an environmentalist that doesnt buy the C in Cagw I try to conserve energy while using as much as I need year round but I like to turn on an extra light every earth hour to celebrate humanities triumph over ordered chaos.

stuartlarge

We have Earth hour about twice a week here In Palawan Philippines, damn useless power companny.

It used to be the same here in the part of Spain where I live, until the power company realised they were losing money, so they fixed the system a few years ago.
We still get the occasional black-out, but it used to be every Sunday morning without fail and when it rained and when it was windy.
The good old days.

Crispin in Waterloo

stuartlarge:
I just returned from Tajikistan where in winter they have Earth Hour twice a day for 10 hours each. That is, if you live outside the capital. In summer they cancel it because it is warm enough to melt the snow. If it was warm through the winter, they could have hydro power all year at a constant level. In fact the energy requirement would roughly balance the energy requirement because it doesn’t rain much in summer. If only it would warm up and stay that way….

Pandanus

It was so well publicised here in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, that I don’t think anyone noticed, certainly our household was unaware of it.

1saveenergy

This is what North Korea did –
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/nasa-astronaut-captures-contrasting-conditions-between-north-south-korea-stunning-photo-1521567
Don’t you wish we were as enviro-mental as them !!