Earth Hour has come and gone; the lights are back on. While Canadians where extraordinarily receptive to the idea of turning off the lights for one hour in an attempt raise awareness of our glutinous use of energy and the resulting environmental consequences, the jury is still out on whether on not it actually achieved this goal . Earth Hour has, however, accomplished something else entirely different:
Earth Hour has also produced another positive effect: It has helped to identify clearly those who, despite being grown-up physically, still maintain the mind and brain of a two-year-old, with all the childishness that comes with it.
From the outrageous notion that raising environmental awareness is fascism, to the proud proclamations of people determined to waste as much energy as humanly possible during Earth Hour, there was no shortage of childish reactions to the attempt to raise awareness of the environmental problems we all face.
So while we debate how much awareness Earth Hour actually raised, at least we can take solace in the fact that Earth Hour helped us identify the immature children amongst us.