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Earth Hour 2008

Earth Hour 2008

Turn off your lights for one hour at 8pm March 29 (that's tomorrow) "to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming."

Households and businesses around the world are urged to turn off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances for one hour in an international event called Earth Hour 2008.

Earth Hour started out in Sydney, Australia between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on 31 March 2007. That year it was a local event in Australia, this year they are going bigger than ever. Over 11,900 businesses and over 200,000 individuals have signed up to take part in this event. Cities worldwide like Dubai (UAE), Bangkok (Thailand), Örebro (Sweden), San Francisco (USA), Toronto (Canada) and many others will also participate.

It is indeed a worthy cause that should be supported. But one can't stop from wondering if this, one hour, of turning down your electricity, is all we in the developed world is willing to do? Or like Al Gore said:

"I can't understand why there aren't rings of young people blocking bulldozers and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power stations."

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Hello from downtown Melbourne, Australia. We have just completed Earth Hour down here and now we pass it on to your good hands. We hope that everyone supports it as we did down under, To follow up on Climate Change and Global Warming visit my directory for all the info links. Great for research or study in these topics. Climate Change Directory Al Pal

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Earth Hour is a fantastic first step for all of us to really see how small steps can move us along in getting people back on track to understanding how much we really affect our planet. If everyone just does a few of these little things the Earth would still be better off. http://green4u.wordpress.com

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Earth hour was a stroke of marketing genius in starting to shift cultural mindsets. The awareness spread around the world was the most powerful influence of Earth Hour. In terms of environmental impact, it would have been much better if people didn't light all those candles! They create emissions to the air which are also bad for indoor air quality. Much of the benefit of turning off a few CFLs for an hour was negated by a whole bunch of people lighting a ton of candles!

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