Evidently, Earth Hour is widely endorsed by the United Nations…so much so, they will turn off the lights at the United Nations building for one hour this weekend.
The UN claims this will save them $24,300 in operating costs.
The Czar, if he does his math right, can save the UN $213,013,800.00 by shutting them down for an entire year.
We can call Earth Year, and wind up with real observable progress to boot. On a true global level!
The Czar, as much as he favors dark skies for astronomy, will not be participating in much this Saturday that does not involve alcohol.
Updated: Well, now, as the Czar has long suspected, math is not much of a UN strong point. Turns out when they said $24,300, they forgot to carry the one and round it, so its actually $102 they will save. Even so, the Czar can still save them $894,132.00 like that. Interested?
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.