Spare a thought for YouTube’s cool13q who spent an hour on top of Mount Ainslie making a video of Canberra’s Earth Hour for little effect. They left this note:
Timelapse video over canberra to see people turn off their lights for earth hour. Taken from 8:30 till 9:30, i froze my ass off standing next to my camera for that time. I was at Mt Anslie lookout. I don’t think many people really turned off their lights, and the street lights definitely didn’t turn off. But you can see Parliament House and The War Memorial turn their lights off.
I had a problem with the wind shaking the camera, so I used some digital stabilisation, however this created some unwanted artefacts.
Anyway I hope you like it
If the Canberra Times wants to chop down even more trees and coat them in poison for thousands of 12 page “Earth Hour Liftouts” we suppose that’s their own business.
But is this a piece of gesture politics you find compelling?