March 24th, 2008

Photonic Abstinence

I see we're celebrating Earth Hour in Chicago on March 31.  At 8 pm that night they want us to turn off our lights for an hour.

It's a symbolic exercise.  Like lighting a votive candle in church...  except the other way around.

Hmm.  Maybe it's more like giving things up for Lent... environmental Lent.

If I give up light for Lent,
will my sacrifice prevent
climate change in our time?

I hereby sincerely repent
for all of the kilowatts spent
typing satirical rhyme.