Earth Hour; Turn on All Your Lights March 27, 2009
Many are going to turn on all their lights and even add extra lights to their houses. I too am going to turn all the lights on that I can. There are too many people being brainwashed by group think and not enough independent thinkers in this world. It is a reverse Darwinism.
Have you noticed that many of the “drones,” because you can hardly call them free thinker or intelligent, have taken to lighting candles (and just not a few but many and sometimes in ornate patterns) instead like this one from Jakarta, Indonesia Have they given any thought what-so-ever to the by products of um, petroleum products? Is this not the very thing that they claim they want to end to slow, stop, and eventually reverse global warming? I guess they really do not care, or are too ignorant to realize.
Candle burning, both the scented and unscented emit byproducts are generic (common to all combustion processes) and include but are not limited to carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), aldehydes, unburned/partially burned hydrocarbons and particulate matter (soot particles).
They may also be specific to the candle, they include a variety of aldehydes, alcohols, and esters that are responsible for the odor/aroma associated, the candlewick may contain lead with particular candle types.
When lead is heated, it volatilizes to produce very fine particles of lead oxide that are easily inhaled and deposited onto lung tissue. In the lung, lead is leached from deposited particles and enters the blood stream. High blood levels can cause a variety of acute/chronic cardiovascular and nervous system symptoms. Lead exposure can continue for weeks/months after candle burning is discontinued as a result of the resuspension of lead particles deposited on building surfaces.
Some individual’s exposure to the active ingredients in a variety of scented products such as perfumes, colognes, aftershave lotions, soaps are reported to cause illness symptoms.
The pollutant of most public health concern associated with candle burning is soot particles. Soot particles are very tiny and can be easily inhaled and deposited onto lung tissue. Such particles can cause inflammatory responses in the respiratory airways and lung tissue. Because of such reactions soot particles may pose a special risk to asthmatic children and adults with respiratory system and/or cardiovascular disease. Soot particles generated by candle burning may also contain significant quantities of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a group of compounds that are well known for their cancer-causing potency.
As you can see, the acute illness you experience around lighted candles may be due to a variety of candle-produced airborne contaminants.
The ONLY reason that I would ever turn out all my lights is to show concern for change regarding light pollution, or when camping and have a campfire going. We are missing the grand majesty of the cosmos that would force us to really contemplate our unimportant roll in the universe. As more stars disappear the more arrogance we place on our lives. When was the last time you took a quiet dark moment and peered into the heavens? Not too many people do this any more. Humans need that stark in your face reality check. Looking up and saying wow, I truly am insignificant. Try it this is really liberating. A damn shame that we do not have that view any more.
There are too many so-called lemmings in this world that are actually causing the demise of not earth, but themselves. I know for a fact. Ask any emergency service worker. We are upsetting the balance of nature and the survival of the fittest. Most people in this world are here because of the kindness of others and emergency services. My God I know of two calls for help from women locked in their car because their car stalled, their car battery was dead and they had electric locks and windows. They called the police just as in “Blonde Star” because they could not figure out that they could move the lock button in their cars to the unlocked position. Personally I believe that they should have had their licenses revoked because they are too stupid to drive. What would these two do in a real emergency?
Like the movie “Live Free or Die Hard” what would you do if you called 911 and no one answered? Would you survive? I doubt it! There are many that think that they could but all hell would break loose and most would die in a corner sobbing. What have we come to? We did not always have 911 and the remarkable thing is that those people survived. Most today would not. Our world is in a sad state of affairs where the people with money survive because they can pay other people, the poor, to take care of their problems. My God, people did not leave New Orleans when they were told to; we are doomed to extinction unless people learn to do for themselves.
Global warming by man is a farce and it is lining rich people pockets. The earth has done this many, many times over many, many millennia. Where was our man made pollution then? No one of the hundreds of people that I have blogged to, argued with, and blogged about can answer that question. Why? Because the powers that be do not want to share this information with the masses because knowledge is empowering.
There are many reasons for the earth’s warming and face it man has always put himself at a higher amount of importance in the universe than we deserve because they feel threatened if they find out or acknowledge how unimportant we truly are. We are nothing more than a pimple on Mother Nature butt. We are here at her whim and we can be gone at her whim in a millisecond. People need to grow up and mature. Truly we are becoming more immature as tech feeds our ever-growing needs for immaturity.
The earth has many axis, gyrations, motions, external forces, internal forces, etc that cause these climate changes. If you read at all you would understand that we are still coming out of the last ice age that started 10,000 years ago. Where was the human pollution that started the melting of the ice that covered what 1/3 of the earth? There was none. When it ends we will go back into another ice age and that will be that.
Good God people do not give into the storm troopers that activate the independent thought button and beat you into the submission of their group think that exploits those that say uh hu, uh hu, uh hu, yup that’s right, that’s right. Protect your dignity folks or we are all lost.
My God think for yourself even if you are wrong; just think for yourself, it is very liberating. Do not let “them” take that from you, it is embarrassing for you.
JUST SAY NO TO THE INDEPENDANT THOUGHT ALARM PUSHING STORMTROOPERS.