Why I hate Earth Hour

On Saturday some people will turn off their lights to show support for tackling climate change. The sentiment behind the campaign is spot on, but there is a critical flaw.

We are nearing that time again, when everyone, well some people, switch off their lights for an hour to show they are committed to mitigating dangerous climate change. But while it was arguably a worthy plan to create public awareness, it has worn out its use.

The critical flaw with the event comes down to a simple question: Why are we turning off the lights to show how we can tackle climate change?

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