Turn out the lights at Earth Hour Saturday
San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Earth Hour is going global Saturday, when we're all supposed to turn off the lights (and, come on people, the TVs, stereos and computers, too) for a mere hour from 8 to 9 p.m. to raise awareness of climate change and promote energy conservation.
During last year's inaugural in Sydney, 2.2 million people turned off their lights, reducing carbon emissions by the equivalent of taking 48,000 cars off the road. This year, the World Wildlife Fund has enrolled cities in 20 time zones, including San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Phoenix in the United States. It's asking participants - which include many businesses and downtown office buildings - to change out old lightbulbs with compact fluorescents and think about other things they can do to save energy year-round.
And if it's really a challenge to find something to do for one hour without the lights on, there are a few ideas on the Web site, www.earthhour.org. Planning tip: Check the batteries in your flashlights.
Hmmm. You think you could find something to do in the dark for an hour?
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03-29-2008, 01:08 PM #1
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Earth Hour March 29 8-9 PM
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03-29-2008, 01:16 PM #2
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Ill see how this goes over during dinner tonight at work. Ill bring some tea lights. LOL
03-30-2008, 11:06 AM #3
If we shut off the lights on Earth for an hour, all at the same time, wouldn't the Earth look sort of, um, DEAD???
Are we really raising awareness about the impending global cooling process that has started occurring in the past year?? (Record Spring Snow in Portland, OR this past week..)
Does this mean that the Earth will have a population explosion in/about nine months from yesterday?? That would seem to be anti-productive for conserving the Earth's resources..
I love the compact flourescent lights. I've got several around my house, with the only problem being that out in my shed, which is not heated or insulated, they don't burn bright when they are cold, but will get brighter as they warm up.I fish for a living, but I have to work for money...
03-30-2008, 04:26 PM #4
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I also think Global warming is very real, but that it is a natural cycle that the planet goes thru on a continuing basis "Normal" is a level, consistient, Base used to judge something. "Normal" is constructed from Averages. Cyclistic swings are just that, reflections of normal changes in our system from natural causes.
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03-30-2008, 05:48 PM #5
Some of this babble comes from the same people who burn down multimillion dollar mansions and SUV dealerships in an attempt to "save the earth"... meanwhile, while the mansions are burning and the SUVs are burning, theyare throwing more pollutants into the air than they would in normal operation and endangering our lives."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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03-30-2008, 10:09 PM #6
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My City, Adelaide, took part and according to the power company we reduced emissions by 6%. It didn't really affect me as I was out on a run at the time, so good on those that bumped into the table, kicked the dog and according to my mates on shift, got lucky ! (candles do strange things to people)
03-31-2008, 09:07 AM #7
I'm not an expert on the topic, but if I remember what I read...
Global warming and cooling are cyclical, however, this time around there are human added variants that are in there now.
I saw my Google home page when I tuned in two days ago, but I was outside during the hour.JLS
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03-31-2008, 09:11 AM #8
03-31-2008, 09:42 AM #9
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