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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Earth Hour in San Francisco
Tonight San Francisco observed "Earth Hour", an international celebration of freezing in the dark. Or something. During the hour of 8:30 - 9:30 P.M. local time, people all over the world turned off unnecessary lights. The at 9:31 PM people all over the world turned all their unnecessary lights back on.
I dunno. maybe we are just not as Progressive in the City by the Bay as we think we are. Time to open those reeducation camps? Perhaps.
I understand that they did turn off the lights on the Golden Gate Bridge and at City Hall. Now that was something I could get behind. But unfortunately, they did turn them back on.
The only difference I noted from here, is they turned off the lights illuminating the water tower being repaired on Alcatraz, but left the revolving spot light on, as did the illuminated Coit Tower. Probably safety related concerns for both landmarks.
We wouldn't want boats or airplanes crashing in the dark.
I am sure every participant in this event felt good about doing something meaningful to improve the environment.
It's kind of an environmental "truthiness".
So there is that.