Skip to comments.Earth Hour observed all over the world. (I'm turning on every light)
Posted on 03/31/2012 3:39:04 PM PDT by Drango
What does it look like when the world turns out all the lights? A glimpse will be offered today when millions of participants all over the globe -- from Egypt's Tahrir Square to Washington D.C.'s National Cathedral -- are expected to turn their lights off for an hour in honor of Earth Hour. Sydney's symbolic Opera House and Harbor Bridge were a couple of the first places to go dark, as Australians took part in the global effort to raise awareness over climate change and show the need for sustainability. The event takes place worldwide on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time, during which time people are encouraged to turn off their lights for 60 minutes. ~snip
The organization holds the event annually on the last weekend in March because it's about "the time of the spring and fall equinoxes in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively. This allows for near coincidental sunset times in both hemispheres, thereby ensuring the greatest visual impact for a global 'lights out' event," says the WWF Web site. In the United States, five states are participating Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Montana and New Hampshire -- and almost 60 cities and towns not to mention many more landmarks, buildings, colleges, businesses, and organizations. The rest of the world is acting in a similar fashion. New Zealand got a two-hour head start of Australia, as lights were turned off at Sky Tower in Auckland and parliament buildings in Wellington. Several buildings along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong participated, including the International Finance Centre, ... ~snip
Libya, Algeria, Bhutan and French Guinea. "Earth Hour 2012 is a celebration of people power," WWF official Dermot O'Gorman told reporters, including AP, hours before the event in Sydney. "(It's) the world's largest mass event in support of the planet."
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Damn. I don’t follow stupidity so I didn’t know this was coming up. I’d have gone out in front and left all the cars idling in the driveway.
No, actually, I'm pretty sure it's Fox making Fox look timid and semi-flaky. (No denigration of Sun intended)
I did join in the festivities and turned on some extra lights and I only wish this were more publicized — our reactions to their stupidity — so that we could actually have a measurement from the power companies of America. Did total consumption go up or down?
It’s like a way of voting against envirocommunists. I voted with my light switches.
If we were home, I’d be doing the same thing.
However, I did not notice any change in the lighting around here last night. It didn’t seem particularly darker to me.
Lights are on for sure...I just wish I had the cajones to burn a tire too...
Left’s slogan: Let There Be Darkness!
I HATED that Star Trek episode. The town gets destroyed during “red hour”, but when red hour is over, the town is still destroyed and the zombie-like citizens aren’t cleaning up. Those windows don’t just fix themselves for the next “red hour”. Plus the whole computer being confronted as being “illogical” and blowing itself up plot got old after the third time I saw it.
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