The Earth Hour Worked

Dr Cool on A Roll


Astoundingly enough, the Earth Hour, closing down all lights for one hour, yesterday, had immediate effect. The very next morning, spring temperatures were gone and replaced by a healthy return of winter.

Says Dr April Cool from the University of Zaventem, Belgium, occasional advisor to both CFACT Europe, various international bodies and the Balkan Kingdom of Borduria:

 This was really a great success. If we keep this going, and ven extend it, we might experience a new Ice Age in our life time. The latter might be shortened, but as an experiment, it’s magnificent.

– I’m now planning to petition both the UN and the EU to take further action. All electricity companies should be ordered to close down every weekend, for one hour, except on cristmas eve. Once a week, all vehicles should stop for one hour, during rush hour, to maximise the effect. Possibly airplanes too. We have to calculate a few casualties, but it’s in the interest of the rest of humanity. Cattle should be banned. In the interest of minimizing CO2, government should supply breath, and thus snoring, controlling equipment.

– So called Realists have tried to point out that no significant warming has taken place the last decade, but my tan -and now the snow flakes on my collar – tell a different story. The new era started when the lights went out. Please visit me in my fur shop, and I’ll tell you more about it.


About the Author: Einar Du Rietz

Einar Du Rietz is a journalist and communications consultant based in Europe. He has authored several environmental reports for the Electrolux Group and written many blogs for the Center for the New Europe at CNE Environment.