First, let's check in on the non-retarded, to fully understand what happened in Toronto during Earth Hour:
Toronto hits energy target
As city powered down for Earth Hour, electricity demand shrinks about 8.7 per cent compared to a typical late March Saturday night
Now, go back and read, slooooowly, the most important part of the above (important bit emphasized for the hard of thinking):
electricity demand shrinks about 8.7 per cent compared to a typical late March Saturday night
Quite right -- the only way to judge whether Earth Hour had any effect is to compare the electricity consumption during that hour to what it would normally be. It doesn't matter if power consumption actually increased for that hour -- what matters is whether or not it increased as much as it normally would. Are you with me so far? Really, make sure you understand that point, so that we can genuinely appreciate the assholitude that is Kate McMillan:
And what do the non-stunned among you see in the data above? Why, yes ... the actual power consumption is noticeably lower than the projected (or normal) power consumption right around Earth Hour. A victory for folks who give a shit about the environment? Not so fast -- dumbfuck Kate is having none of that (emphasis added):
(Yes, I noticed the "projection". No dice, blackout boosters. The science is settled - any detected upward trend is a win in my column.)
And on that astonishingly misrepresentative basis, Kate declares "SDA Gets Results!".
"Canada's Bestest Blogger" Kate McMillan: Stupid, or dishonest? You make the call.
P.S. Yo, Catprint! How are things on your planet these days? Just curious.
AFTERSNARK: There's something seriously disturbing about this statement from "The Holocaust is a Hoot" Kate:
The science is settled - any detected upward trend is a win in my column.
Ignoring the fact that Kate is entirely out to lunch on the end result, what does it mean to say that "The science is settled?" What "science?" There was no scientific principle at stake here -- simply a bunch of folks who figured to turn off a bunch of lights and save some power. And regardless of whether or not it made a difference, nothing about "science" was ever at risk.
So it's not as if Kate is wrong with that statement, so much as she's simply spouting meaningless gibberish. No matter how Earth Hour turned out, science was never in any danger one way or the other. And it's that statement from Kate that makes me think she's lost it mentally, and has finally been reduced to writing illogical nonsense that has no semantic value whatever.
I mean, stupid and dishonest is one thing, but there really is a level below that that's even more frightening, and it looks like Kate's finally arrived. And, from here on out, I'm guessing this is not going to be pretty.
GOD ALMIGHTY, WHAT A FUCKING RETARD. Even when some of Kate's commenters try to explain the significance of "projected" vs "actual" power consumption, this is the breathtaking stupidity you get:
And around here, Kate, fucking retarded is fucking retarded. What a complete and utter twatwaffle.