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Tonight, Saturday March 19th, celebrate Human Achievement Hour (HAH). From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., let all of your lights burn brightly to commemorate the great victory of human ingenuity, liberty and capitalism over darkness, discomfort, poverty, pestilence, disease and early mortality.

Yes, HAH coincides with Earth Hour, when hard-core Malthusians collectively demonstrate their guilt and inner goodness by sitting in darkness in crude emulation of the conditions suffered by their primitive forebears. Needless to say, I haven’t the slightest guilt about thumbing my nose at the bogus spirituality and economic ignorance embodied in Earth Hour. Better to maintain an accurate perspective on the amazing extent of human progress. We should celebrate! And so I say: hooray for HAH!