Date: March 27, 2010
Time: 8:30pm-9:30pm local time
Human Achievement Hour (HAH) is the annual holiday wherein people around the world celebrate the human innovations that improve the quality of our daily lives. We acknowledge the individuals responsible for the technologies, medicines, and creature comforts and the necessity of using earth’s resources and energy in order to advance human kind. During the same hour others will “celebrate” Earth Hour—the environmentalist hour of darkness in which people turn out the lights to show their disappointment in the way humanity utilizes earth’s resources and to cast their “vote” for global action against climate change. If Human Achievement Hour is at all a dig against Earth Hour, it is so only by the fact that our holiday points out the true meaning of earth hour: it isn’t pro-earth, it is anti-man and anti-progress.