Earth HourEclectEcon asks the question that always strikes me - how many of the media promoting this silliness will actually shut down during that hour - like him I hope not TSN!
Some sites are apparently darkening their backgrounds during the hour - with the real result that monitors will burn MORE power during the hour. As they point out, this is like protesting the clubbing of baby seals by clubbing one.
As usual, I plan to have more lights on during the hour, at least as consistent a behavior. And I like the idea of designating this as a way to mark Human Achievement Hour, with the defeat of darkness being a nice symbol of the defeat of all the other major forms of poverty.