Leaving all my lights on tonight in honor of Earth Hour.—
AG (@AG_Conservative) March 23, 2013
Ah, it’s time once again for “Earth Hour,” a day (actually just one hour) where slacktivists swoon over themselves and pat themselves on their smug backs for continuing the global warming myth. How? By claiming to unplug and turn things off at 8:30 p.m. today in their local time zones. For a whole hour! Squee! Funnily enough, they seem to tweet madly about it.
Earth hour, when we switch off all the electric things to save the earth (except laptops, routers, & data centres so we can tweet during it)—
Andy Bold (@AndyBold) March 23, 2013
Bingo. Evidently, social media isn’t covered under “unplugging.”
Oh Yoko. On the plus side, the annual event inspires awesome mockery. Sun Media columnist Ezra Levant starts it off in style.
Firefox falls for the slacktivist scam.
The hilarity continues:
Oh, tonight is Earth Hour? Time to get some extra lamps out of storage!—
DrewM (@DrewMTips) March 23, 2013
it's earth hour and i have my bathroom light on, closet light, main room light, desk light, and my lamp, and bed thingy light on lol—
△ (@withoutsrains) March 23, 2013
Earth hour happens for eight hours every day in my house. It's called "bed time."—
Dr. Jason B. Whitman (@JasonBWhitman) March 23, 2013
And on a serious note:
Truth. But, truth his hard for slacktivists. It’s much easier to use your iPhones and iPads to let everyone know how awesome you are.