Earth Hour: Saving energy by tweeting about being an awesome slacktivist

by KarynJoinerDiet
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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.

@tommcfly trending second 😀 #EarthHour x twitter.com/CharileRose/st…

— Charlotte. (@CharileRose) March 23, 2013

Remember to switch off the lights but keep all your CO2-emitting gadgets on so you can tweet how much you care about our planet. #EarthHour

— Khaela de Leon (@khaela) March 23, 2013

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that turning all your lights off for #EarthHour isn’t effective unless you tweet about it too.

— Lucy (@LucyB_Ry) March 23, 2013

How are you marking Earth Hour tonight? Tweet us a photo at @cp24 and we’ll add it to an Earth Hour gallery.

— CP24 (@CP24) March 23, 2013

If #EarthHour think electricity will destroy Earth shouldn’t they throw away their laptops and iPhones? Is that Tweet worth killing species?

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) March 23, 2013

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

Prague did a great job today, on #EarthHour! twitter.com/DeniBartova/st…

— Deni Bártová (@DeniBartova) March 23, 2013

People only do #EarthHour if they can brag about how saintly they are. No-one does it alone or quietly #cdnpoli

— Ezra Levant (@ezralevant) March 23, 2013

Bingo. Evidently, social media isn’t covered under “unplugging.”

Something stupid we can do together MT @ap AP PHOTOS: Cities around the globe go dark in observance of ‘Earth Hour’ apne.ws/ZJHtaq

— Dr. Schadenfreude (@PoliticsOfFear) March 23, 2013

Switch off your lights for EARTH HOUR tonight between 8:30pm – 9:30pm soundcloud.com/yokoono/i-love… More at earthhour.org love, yoko

— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) March 23, 2013

Oh Yoko. On the plus side, the annual event inspires awesome mockery. Sun Media columnist Ezra Levant starts it off in style.

So room temperature. Yum RT @mikepmoffatt: Sparkling brut my wife bought informs I’m to celebrate Earth Hour. twitter.com/MikePMoffatt/s…

— Ezra Levant (@ezralevant) March 23, 2013

#EarthHour battle: open fridge door vs. space heater. Go!

— Ezra Levant (@ezralevant) March 23, 2013

Candles emit far more CO2 than light bulbs RT @plattytalk: suggestion on the bottle: bubble bath by candlelight.

— Ezra Levant (@ezralevant) March 23, 2013

Firefox falls for the slacktivist scam.

*Deletes Firefox* RT @firefox: Today at 8:30 p.m. wherever you are, let’s turn off our computers for #EarthHour.

— Michael Deppisch (@deppisch) March 23, 2013

Seriously.

The hilarity continues:

Celebrating #EarthHour is fairly easy for liberals; they spend most of their lives in the dark.

— Michael Deppisch (@deppisch) March 23, 2013

#EarthHour is like carbon credits. Totally useless but exists to make people feel good about themselves. “I’m doing something!”

— Jay Caruso (@jaycaruso) March 23, 2013

Don’t reproduce. RT @ascenso_fb: 8:30 Earth Hour.Turn off electric power for an hour and help reduce approximately 10.6% of global warming.

— Michael Deppisch (@deppisch) March 23, 2013

Glass House Rules: if you really believe in #EarthHour, you need to quit Twitter to begin with. Or any other form of social media.

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) March 23, 2013

#EarthHour is a time for Warmists to pretend to Do something while living big carbon lives the other 8759 hours a year

— WilliamTeach (@WilliamTeach) March 23, 2013

Oh, tonight is Earth Hour? Time to get some extra lamps out of storage!

— DrewM (@DrewMTips) March 23, 2013

Dish washer loaded. Clothes in washer. Clean, wet load of clothes in dryer. Checked all the light bulbs. Yup. Ready. #EarthHour #TRADITION !

— ★♥ Harriet Baldwin(@HarrietBaldwin) March 23, 2013

Are people still doing #earthHour? Seriously, folks. Get a hobby. Collect stamps. Your local postmaster can help you get started. 😉

— LisainDallas (@LisainDallas) March 23, 2013

https://twitter.com/withoutsrains/status/315586661453008897

Candles are made from refined crude oil and emit more CO2 than lightbulbs. #EarthHour #IsAntiScience

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) March 23, 2013

I am so totally ready for #EarthHour – I have amassed 1000 cans of Aqua Net and will be spraying them outside – #CFCrific

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) 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:

RT @exjon Every hour is #EarthHour in North Korea. freedomworks.org/blog/joncgabri…

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 23, 2013

#EarthHour twitter.com/ExJon/status/3…

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) March 23, 2013

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.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/23/earthhour-twitter-celebrates-slacktivist-earth-hour-with-brilliant-not-epa-compliant-mockery/

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