If you have been to Google this evening, you couldn’t help but notice something was different. Their site was “lights out” for Earth Hour. The concept is to turn your lights out from 8:00 p.m. on March 29, 2008 to raise energy use awareness.
Then there are some links to other sites, like Climate Savers, Smart Computing.
I would say I have strong environmental leanings—after all, I live in the environment. I certainly agree that saving energy (money) is a good thing, but I am bothered by everything being attached to the concept of global warming. I’d rather not get into the whole “is it real” debate, but there is also evidence of warming on Mars (Martian SUVs?). Warming and cooling seem to be cyclical events, rather than man-made, and influenced more by happenings on the sun, than leaving my computer on.
I wish environmentalism could be separated from politics, global treaties that weaken the sovereignty of our nation and new-age Mother Earth concepts. I would be much more eager to embrace it. After all, taking care of the earth was man’s first job given to him by God.