"turn off all of our electric lights, televisions, radios, computers, refrigerators and freezers, heart monitors, artificial breathing machines, traffic lights, street lights, and SETI transmitter/receivers that are searching for intelligent life in the universe that is so plainly evident as non-existent on this planet."Well, it happened.
Fifteen Patients Die as Earth Hour Kills Life Support in HospitalThe hospital intends to learn from this experience and not repeat the same mistakes during next year's Earth Hour.
San Francisco, CA – Fifteen patients on life support and in surgery died at San Francisco General Hospital when power was cut for "Earth hour" on Saturday.
The hospital was pleased with their participation in the worldwide celebration of the planet. "We asked all the patients and their families if they were all right with us cutting the power. To a person, they all said as stewards of this planet it was their duty to observe Earth Hour. They knew the risks and were willing to take it," said hospital administrator Lawrence Cho.
Cho said that it was a net gain for planet Earth, despite the deaths. "The dead patients will no longer use any energy, and actually will be turned into energy in our patient incinerator," said hospital administrator Lawrence Cho.
As power was cut in the critical care ward some patients screamed in pain, others died calmly in their sleep. Cho said that most of the medical equipment has battery-powered back up systems, but those were disabled, because hospital officials felt that violated the spirit of Earth Hour.
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