Paul Lachine

Zaslepeni světlem

NEW YORK – Večer 23. března bude 1,3 miliardy lidí v půl deváté a v půl desáté, ale i v půl jedenácté a po zbytek noci bez světla – tak jako každou noc během celého roku. Bez přístupu k elektřině je pro ně tma po setmění neměnnou realitou.

Téhož večera se jiná miliarda lidí zúčastní ekologické akce „Hodina Země“ a od půl deváté do půl desáté zhasnou světla.

Organizátoři říkají, že lidem dávají možnost projevit přání „něco udělat“ s globálním oteplováním. Neúprosná realita je však taková, že Hodina Země přináší zcela špatná ponaučení a ve skutečnosti zvyšuje emise CO2. Může sice vyvolávat pocity mravního uspokojení, ale její neplodná symbolika odhaluje, co je na dnešním zážitkovém environmentalismu shnilého.

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