McKitrick Opens Can of Whoopass on Earth Hour

Blog, Environment, David Seymour

This piece by University of Guelph economics professor Ross McKitrick sums up our thoughts on Earth Hour very nicely:

I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity… People who see virtue in doing without electricity should shut off their fridge, stove, microwave, computer, water heater, lights, TV and all other appliances for a month, not an hour. And pop down to the cardiac unit at the hospital and shut the power off there too.