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Last updated on June 24th, 2017 at 10:40 am
Victorians continue to observe Earth Hour:
Thousands of Victorian homes and businesses will remain without power this weekend – and beyond – as the cost of this week’s unprecedented windstorm mounts.
Around 20,000 of the 420,000 homes whose supply was knocked out by the storms remained cut off tonight, most of them in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
Exactly where many concerned warmenistas dwell. They should enjoy further fine meals at any of Melbourne’s excellent dark restaurants.
(Via Infidel Tiger)
UPDATE. Last weekend, Melbourne darkness good:
This weekend, Melbourne darkness bad:
UPDATE II. A festival of Earth Hour ambivalence from Guy Beyes:
As an Australian I am sort of proud that the Earth Hour event has now taken off all over the world. Practically speaking of course I am not sure the event achieves all that much, but if it continues as an annual event it will serve as a potent global reminder of the importance of tackling climate change issues …
I suppose a slightly broader question is whether events like this are really worthwhile, when all things are considered. Regular readers of this blog will probably not be surprised to hear that I think they are, although …
UPDATE III. A Seth Efrican report:
The two million Sydney residents who organisers said turned off their lights for 60 minutes during Saturday night’s Earth Hour had a nasty shock when they opened their newspapers the next morning.
They learned that the carbon emissions saved did no more than snuff out those of a single average Sydney resident over one year.
(Via Pete N.)