Well on the 31st of March there was Earth Hour.
The general jist of it is at 8pm you turn all your lights off for a hour to save the planet.
In Sydney, the power reduction was 8.4% which is….crap.
C’mon people if your going to ‘save’ the environment you’ve got to do a tad better than that.
So now there are hundreds of thousands of people world wide with a nice fuzzy feeling inside because they are helping to save the environment.
Which would be really great if they weren’t the only person in their SUV on their daily commute.
Then you get people with carbon credits, planting trees and other such scams.
People/Companies pay large sums of money to a company in exchange for a warm fuzzy feeling.
Not a cent goes in to any proper environmental schemes nor do the emissions get reduced.
Planting trees do not count for anything in my book Its not sustainable and it doesnt solve the root of the problem.
Notice that global warming wasnt popular until people figured out how to make money from it?
Now your car can be carbon neutral by switching insurance providers, you can buy green electricity for a premium and other crap.
Want to make a real difference? Change all major roads to T3 lanes during peak hour.
You’d kill two birds with one stone. Pollution would drop dramatically and traffic problems would be a thing of the past.
Of course its political suicide to suggest anything actually useful in Parliament.
Personally I’m with the scientists who looked at what has happened in the past and saw a pretty sine wave when they graphed the Earth’s temperature.
We are coming to a peak Simple as that.
In a few hundred years the environmentalist hippies will be going on about the global cooling problem and we’ll have a ice age.
And then people will figure out how to make money out of that too.
Even if I’m wrong and the heating is directly related to humans, Earth Hour and similar things are just preventing people from making real changes.
They will never have any impact on the environment.