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Human Achievement Hour 2010

“Earth Hour” is coming up this Saturday evening, and you may have noticed certain businesses, celebrities, and environmental groups urging “lights out” for an hour, ostensibly to call attention to global warming. You may think this sends the wrong message – to plunge us all into darkness seems like a rejection of technology and human achievement. We at CEI sure thought so. Or, as my colleague Michelle Minton and others have aptly noted, it’s Earth Hour every day in Communist North Korea, where people lack basic freedoms, as well as affordable, reliable access to many human achievements, such as electricity. 

Good news is, there’s now an alternative to Earth Hour — it’s called Human Achievement Hour! A celebration of all that humans have accomplished. What can you do to participate?

Happy Human Achievement Hour!


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