For the past decade legions of the gullible have been signalling their eco-virtue by candles' glow, turning off the lights for 60 minutes as an offering to poor, overheated Gaia. It makes little sense, but promoters are delighted the faithful can still write cheques in the gloom
Bjorn Lomborg: 'If we really want a sustainable future for all of humanity and our planet, we shouldn't plunge ourselves back into darkness. Tackling climate change by turning off the lights and eating dinner by candlelight smacks of the 'let them eat cake' approach to the world's problems that appeals only to well-electrified, comfortable elites.'
Carlin: 'Are these f*cking people kidding me? Save the planet, we don't even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven't learned how to care for one another, we're gonna save the f*cking planet? I'm getting tired of that sh*t...I'm tired of f*cking Earth Day, I'm tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is there aren't enough bicycle paths'
'Earth Hour, the global WWF fundraiser that persuades the young, the naive and the scared to inconvenience themselves on Saturday evening. Enthusiasm for the dim-bulb stunt appears to have waned in line with climate hysteria'
'They start with public policy — the only force that can actually change how the infrastructure and shared systems work... The more we encourage people to think that change is about individual choices, the harder it is to get the real change accomplished'
Bjorn Lomborg: "Hurricanes in 2021 were unprecedented — as in unprecedentedly few. Globally, 2021 had the fewest hurricanes ever in the satellite era (1980-2021). Globally, 2021 had some of the fewest strong hurricanes in the satellite era (1980-2021). With 16 strong (Cat 3+) hurricanes, 2021 was the second-lowest strong hurricane year since 1980. Globally, 2021 was a weak hurricane year. When measured by total energy (Accumulated Cyclone Energy), 2021 was the 9th weakest year. Did you see that reported anywhere?
Hurricanes in 2021 were weak and exceptionally few. But we heard lots about North Atlantic hurricanes. Conveniently, North Atlantic is the only basin where hurricanes are stronger. Does this leave us well-informed?. But we hear lots about names storms (hurricanes + weaker storms). Ever-easier to detect, so numbers keep climbing (4 of 2020s 30 named storms wouldn't have been named in 2000!). Not as relevant, but hey, scary numbers."