Earth hour is tonight – instead of turning off your lights, turn them on to celebrate what electricity has done for mankind

It’s certainly given anyone with internet access a voice.

Watts Up With That?

This excellent essay on the Earth Hour event, to be held tonight at 8:30PM in every local time zone, is an eye-opener.  Earth Hour is a testament to stupidity, in my opinion, and deserves to be mocked. North Korea reminds us what it is like to like in darkness, both politically, and in energy poverty.

satellite image of the korean penninsula at night, showing city lighting Every hour is Earth Hour in North Korea – satellite image of the Korean peninsula at night, showing city lighting.

Earth Hour: A Dissent

by Ross McKitrick

Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics, Univer...

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In 2009 I was asked by a journalist for my thoughts on the importance of Earth Hour.

Here is my response.

I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity.

Giving women the freedom to work outside the…

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