Many landmarks throughout the world have pledged to turn off during Earth Hour, including the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Eiffel Tower, and the Sydney Opera House. The movement hopes to have 1 billion people in darkness.
I mean just that: darkness. As in devoid of of knowledge, reason, and production. The entire environmentalist movement is anti-man, condemning him for his productivity and success in this world. The movement has taken the genius and life enhancing invention of the light bulb, and warped it into a sin. Attempts like Earth Hour aim to halt man's progress and send him back into the dark ages, all for the sake of "saving" the environment.
Keith Lockitch writes in his excellent op-ed "The Real Meaning of Earth Hour":
The lights of our cities and monuments are a symbol of human achievement, of what mankind has accomplished in rising from the cave to the skyscraper. Earth Hour presents the disturbing spectacle of people celebrating those lights being extinguished. Its call for people to renounce energy and to rejoice at darkened skyscrapers makes its real meaning unmistakably clear: Earth Hour symbolizes the renunciation of industrial civilization.The University of Michigan Students of Objectivism have developed Edison Hour as a counter measure to Earth Hour. Here's their Facebook event description:
In 2009, at 8.30pm on March 28, we are asking people across the world to turn ON their lights and join together in a celebration of technology and industrialization. For one hour, please use as much power and energy as possible in order to celebrate the advancement of mankind.I find it to be refreshing, a celebration of man and achievement rather than another human-hating environmental effort.