I'm speaking as a third person perspective, not judging, just observing.
The human race is one that I find most odd. They find delight in everything and find every possible way to express their emotions, in their terms, 'party' or 'celebrate'. Take for example, a very common ritual among the humans is 'countdowns' especially on the eve of significant events. What they do is, shout and scream at the top of their lungs ignoring all concerns in ethics without any particular reason. This is because it is 'fun', 'cool' and 'the trend'.
Earth Hour is one big step against global warming. This is one of those 'significant events' that the human race find important enough to gather together and perform their ritual of shouting. As this writer is from Malaysia, let me direct your attention to a video taken in KL:
Hear all the screams and shouts? Yes, that is what I'm trying to say. Do they have to shout at everything? It's just the KLCC without lights. Global warming is not something to be celebrated. We have to take actions. They should save the petrol which I have to add, contributes to the carbon footprint, by not driving all the way to KL just to shout and scream at each other. They are saying no to global warming by switching off lights and there they are, outside producing greenhouse gases. I just have to add that they probably feel hyper afterwards and will go to some restaurant to have supper. What will they have? Let's see...how about beef steak? Cattles contribute more greenhouse gases-in this case, methane and carbon dioxide-than cars. Surprising? It's a whopping 18% of global warming. So, next time you choose beef steak, you choose global warming.