It seems that everyone is going crazy over this earth hour thingy whereby you’ll have to turn off your lights for an hour from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm . Nice concept but the execution seems to be bit of more into commercialism – in sense of calling celebrities , sending out adverts to turn off the lights. My question is how in the world its going to reduce global warming in a day. People in Malaysia (and I believe around the world) are going crazy about this. I see this as a competition and for me , it seems that Malaysia wants to be in the list again proudly boasting that its possible to do so (just for a day). Thus reminding me of the space program which they did recently. I believe that such money could be put into better use – and most importantly for the welfare of the society especially in the rural area of Malaysia and such ! Don’t get me wrong , I am just expressing my thoughts on Earth Hour. I am not against it nor in favor of Earth Hour !
Anyway , I am talking about earth-hour here as well. Let’s talk about it why it wouldn’t really work
They should be educating people on how to conserve energy as in switching to energy-saving lamps , going green by using solar panels to use for water heater. These are just examples. I am not all-against Earth Hour , yes it may help to create awareness but how long would such awareness last ? Knowing most of us on how we would react (I’m talking about us Malaysians with our tidak apa altitude ) , we may just want to do it for a day. But are we are really going green ? Some may not afford to go green because of the high-prices (for instance energy-saving lamps cost twice or trice the price of a normal lamp and many Malaysian households can’t afford it). It would be great if the government could give subsidy. Another example is going hybrid – still waiting for our crappy local car manufacturer to come up with it ! These are some of the steps that government can take.
As for me , yes I’ll be participating in Earth Hour. What I wanted to say is that , its not seriously going to help the climate and you shouldn’t really be proud yourself either. One day isn’t seriously going to help at all to reduce global warming significantly. However , if we take steps of going green and venturing into other alternative renewable resources then its possible for us to save our planet so that our grand children wouldn’t rant or put the blame on us for it !
My Question is : Is it a gimmick ? Is it something that would really help planet earth or should I say mother earth ? Will you be participating in it ? Do comment !