Earth Hour: What is Wrong With Us Malaysians?

“What is wrong with us Malaysians?” Chuah Ping Shien asks, for not switching off enough lights in KL for Earth Hour.

What is wrong, you ask?

Too many insufficiently educated, smugger-than-thou people like Chuah Ping Shien who STILL don’t realize that there hasn’t been any warming in 15 years so keep harping on about faulty pseudo-scientific hogwash is what’s wrong.

From The Star Opinions 29 Mar 2010:

KL not dark enough during Earth Hour

SATURDAY night was the second time Malaysia participated in the Earth Hour programme.

From what I observed from Look Out Point in Ampang, some high-rise buildings like KLCC, Menara Maxis and KL Tower switched off their lights.

We should commend such efforts. Kudos to the respective authorities.

Generally however, Kuala Lumpur was a letdown because the city was still bright.

Other cities like Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, Johannesburg and London were much darker than us.

What is wrong with us Malaysians?

How can we pledge to reduce carbon emission by up to 40% come 2020?

The ordinary citizen never seems to bother about such events.

We might think that nothing much can be achieved by switching off lights for an hour.

It’s not the time that counts, but the togetherness and the will to do something to make this Earth a better place.

What happened on Saturday might be due to the lack of promotion by the organiser, the WWF.

We must have a will to preserve and conserve the environment for our future generations. We must discard our selfish attitude now.

If you think switching off lights and staying home is boring and stupid, why not hang out with family or friends during the hour?

That way you can kill two birds with one stone.

You can save the planet and enhance your bond with each other.

The people in power, corporate figures and the NGOs should set an example by doing the same thing and asking everyone to switch off their lights.

I am very supportive of Earth Hour and feel we should make Kuala Lumpur the darkest city during that time.

Remember, everything is possible as long as we think of Mother Earth.

It would be good if other cities such as Putrajaya, Ipoh, Petaling Jaya, George Town, Miri and Kota Kinabalu join Kuala Lumpur in such an important event.

Kuala Lumpur.

Go cry, emo kid.

UPDATE: Hahaha! Hypocrite got pwned:

…highlight the fact that the writer was in fact polluting the environment even more by driving to the Lookout Point in Ampang.

Let’s assume he is from Kuala Lumpur and headed to Lookout Point before dinner.

This means he needed to drive some distance and let’s not forget about the traffic jam he was probably caught in.

Can you imagine the amount of carbon dioxide he contributed to the environment while driving there as compared to switching off his lights for an hour?


7 Responses to “Earth Hour: What is Wrong With Us Malaysians?”

  1. wits0 Says:

    One of those times when M’sia does the right thing – inadvertently rather than by design.

  2. kitchener Says:

    Earth Hour is a failure in California and according to Richard North at the EU Referendum, a failure in Britain too.

  3. Ron Says:

    The organizers of these events fail to realize that power plants are designed for continuous operation. It takes several hours to fire up a coal plant, so power output is based on the forecast demand over a 24 hour period; which means a temporary demand reduction of one hour has zero effect on the amount of fuel burned to generate power during that short timespan — something to consider for those who smugly sit in the dark patting themselves on the back for all the energy they’re saving.

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  5. Simon Thong Says:

    Who pledged to reduce carbon emissions? Never asked me.

  6. Simon Thong Says:

    Who pledge to reduce carbon emissions? Never asked me…

  7. Yvonne Says:

    But we shouldn’t forget that switching off more lights in KL would mean to increasing crime rates at especially hot crime spots (KL, etc). It’s not like our crime rates are very LOW. Plus, with such conducive condition, it would be really putting the nation in high risk. Unless you ask them not to step out of the house at all and keep their windows and doors barred all the time.

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