Sunday, 30 March 2008

I like electricity

Earth Hour was bollocks.

Who says so?

Tens of thousands of CityRail commuters.

On Thursday, just days Earth Hour, a passenger train brought down the overhead wiring at Tempe. This brought all trains in that area to a screaming halt, and buses had to be brought in to move people around.

The SMH, the great promoter of Earth Hour, headlines Passengers vent fury at train delays. No, what they were really venting at was a lack of electricity - a lack of motive power, a lack of power to run the air conditioning and to drive the lights.

The Daily Telegraph reported how angry people got when one CityRail employee suggested that people who were stranded just "go home". That annoyed people as they had jobs to go to and so forth.

Imagine that! Relying on electricity to get to work, to get to school, to go out and do some shopping and so on.

If the SMH had any decency, it would have congratulated CityRail on lowering the carbon footprint of thousands of Sydneysiders, and egging them on to do it again.

Except of course that all those stranded passenger had to be transferred to buses, which are much more polluting than trains.

Ah well, can't win them all.

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