Why is Google Black? Earth Hour.

So you may have noticed that Google.com has changed its background from the default white, to black…signifying that they “turned off their lights” for Earth Hour.

Google Dark!

So..I guess I am going to enter some largely uncharted territory here and make the following observation. The people of the US, and the world at large are blindly following the lead of a caste of “Global Warming” and “Global Climate Change” advocates towards a new socio-economic scenario that, if made clear, no-one would want.

“Global Warming” is a sham. It is bad science, backed up by either un-informed figureheads, or fully aware power-seekers…now to include the saviors of all things nerdy…Google.

I know, a lot of people who read that sentence are immediately going to be turned off. I expect that. Our indoctrination into this plot is almost complete, and I have to admit that they had me suckered at one point not to long ago. Then I started looking at some of the other information that is out there…above and beyond the statistics and data presented to us by the media at-large. Here are some links, I encourage you to take a look:

Junk Science

GreenWatch

National Review

Try to wade through the right-wingishness of the surrounding context on those sites and look at some of the stated figures, I promise that if you do you will find at least a couple things that encourage you to question the default response about “Climate change.”

My own observations:

1. Over the past year or two we have gone from “Global Warming” being the buzz-word of choice, to “Climate Change.” Could it be that the proponents of this farce have realized that by using the word “Warming” in their sham, they unwittingly backed themselves into a corner? What if people realize that the current global climate trend is actually lending itself to marginal cooling?…I guess by saying “Climate Change” they now have THAT covered as well.

2. The proposed solutions that keep popping up, end up in one way or another, doing nothing but increasing the cost of living for Average Joe. Take for example this little proposal…the FEDERAL Governement has mandated that every lightbulb in YOUR house be a compact flourescent bulb by 2012. Yes…that’s true. The United States government (Land of the free you might recall) has determined that, having presumably solved the rest of our problems, John Q. Public is too stupid and uninformed to decide what kind of lightbulb to use in his own home. So, they made the decision for us…instead fo the $0.50 incandescent bulbs we have used for 100 years now, we are going to have to use $3.60 a piece CF bulbs because they “are better for the environment.” Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of special interest…any guesses on who the lobbyists that got that one passed represented? (G.E., Sylvania…the folks that MAKE those CF bulbs.)

3. It is a contemptable example of humanity’s narcissim to think that we can directly impact the climate of our planet. Sure in science fiction movies, we can “terra-form” mars to support life, and push eyeballs back into Arnold Schwarzeneggar’s head (duh…Total Recall…Quatto?). But in reality, the world is a really big place. The Earth is doing things, and using processes to do things that we have no realistic claim of understanding. How long was it that humans were around before we even know we where on a sphere instead of a plane? How can we now, over the course of only 50-60 years of data, make the assumption that we understand enough about life the universe and everything to say thatwe are having ANY impact…let alone a negative one. We can make those claims because we are the only ones listening, and as the “public” we are the only ones who can argue to the contrary…and we don’t.

Look, I am not in favor of toxic waste in every lake, and litter on every sidewalk. I agree that we have to be good stewards of the Earth…you don’t sh*t where you eat…but there is a line being crossed with the “Global Alarmists” claims. That line is the infringement upon my personal freedoms and well-being. Energy costs (i.e. gas prices), food costs, new taxes…every aspect of my daily life is experiencing a direct impact from this movement, and I am not being given a choice of whether or not to participate…that is unacceptable and I hope more people start to see it that way…or someday when we all live in little eco-friendly plastic pods in giant eco-friendly hive communities all sterile and delightfully lit-up by CF

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2 Responses to Why is Google Black? Earth Hour.

  1. tommoriarty says:

    The most recent round of fear mongering says that the poles are in immenent danger of melting. These claims leave out some very important observations for anyone who wants to be fully informed.

    Best regards
    Tom

  2. Shannon says:

    I just want to say that this earth hour stuff is all bull.

    Getting everyone to turn stuff off for one hour isn’t going to help the earth that much, in fact it may even cause MORE DAMAGE !! I’m not saying that the planet can’t fix itself because the planet will be here and thriving long after we’re gone… but there are limited resources for our growing population, and creating a hyped up “Earth Hour” isn’t going to help.

    For example: Imagine an average family of 4 and their usual night. Perhaps this family walks to the local convenience store and rents a video to watch together every Sat night. They use a highly efficient microwave to nuke some leftovers and plop down in front of the TV for two hours with no other lights on because you can see the movie better that way.

    This week, this hypothetical family decides to “do the earth hour thing” with a few neighbors. They drive to the grocery store and purchase alot of meat and prepared foods like sweets/deserts, potato salad, and chips. They burn who knows how much propane to cook the factory-farmed meat they eat off paper or even Styrofoam plates. They use candles made from petroleum, or lamps powered by batteries or oil to light the party… And whatever doesn’t get eaten, will wind up in big plastic garbage bags to be taken to the dump.

    All this earth hour stuff is just another way for the average man to feel like he’s doing something good while making a mess.

    Actively choosing to turn down your thermostat a few degrees in the winter and up a few in the summer would save MUCH more energy than turning off all your electrical stuff for an hour each year.

    Actively choosing to REDUCE and REUSE would mean that the little that you do need to RECYCLE can be done in a cost effective manor.

    Actively choosing to compost your food scraps would not only save you money on fertilizer for your lawn each year, but would return the nutrients to the earth where they belong instead of trapping them in plastic bags buried under other garbage in a dump.

    Choose wisely in your day to day actions, and you’ll do so much more for the world than any STUNT like “Earth Hour”.

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