Eco-minded global folk have proclaimed that in order to “protect the planet,” everybody should turn off their lights Saturday night as a symbolic “Earth Hour” gesture against climate change. Well, OK. But not everyone agrees with such antics.
“We think this sends the wrong message and represents a rejection of human innovation and progress,” says the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which has organized the “Human Achievement Hour,” a countergesture to celebrate “individual freedom and innovation” among those who prefer not to sit in the dark and worry.
“During Human Achievement Hour, 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., enjoy the benefits of energy, capitalism, and human innovation. Keep your lights on,” organizers counsel. “Gather with friends in the warmth of a heated home, watch television, take a hot shower, drink a beer, call a loved one on the phone, or listen to music.” See the well-lit doings here: cei.org/hah.