Earth day schmearth day

So “everyone” around the world turned their lights off for an hour last night to commemorate our realization that Global Warming is a reality and that we can possibly do something to avoid it. Carol’s watching How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, and they are playing this game on it right now. I’m going to have to call it right now:


Not to the whole Global Warming theory. I wholeheartedly agree with that. It’s coming, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. The world as we know seems to have gone through several Global Warming periods so far and nothing we little ants do now will stop this from happening. I’m sorry, but turning lights off for an hour or a year won’t stop this upcoming Global Warming that may or may not happen. In fact, in anticipation of others around me cutting their lights for Earth Day, I went ahead and turned all mine on for an hour. Or was it 3 hours? I forget. To make it even better, I left the house and we went to some restaurant to eat. I also noticed they had all their lights on.

And Google cares about it too. Check out their little page about it here. Then take a trip over here and read how they are really saving us energy. Money quote: “Every time someone clicks the ”Google Search“ button, thousands of servers, like those Google will amass inside these three projected 68,680-square-foot storage buildings, reel into action…trolls through petabytes of data, using tens of billions of CPU cycles. Velcroed together, stacked in racks, and lined up in back-to-back rows, the servers require a half-watt in cooling for every watt they use in processing, and Google leads the field in squeezing more servers into less space… [by 2011] the Dalles plant can be expected to demand about 103 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 82,000 homes, or a city the size of Tacoma, Washington.”

Oh yeah Google. Making your screen black for an hour will go a long ways towards reducing our impending doom. Or reducing the power you already consume.

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