Earth Hour

This combination of two images of the Sydney skyline were photographed at 8:20pm on March 28, 2008 (top) and during earth hour at 8:20pm on March 29, 2008. Thousands of lights that illuminate office buildings, public structures and monuments were switched off Saturday evening, darkening the city's iconic skyline for one hour, in an effort to publicise the effects of climate change. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA)

According to the Earth Hour website:
On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments around the world will come together to make a bold statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. In the U.S. where we are already feeling the impacts of climate change, Earth Hour sends a clear message that Americans care about this issue and want to turn the lights out on dirty air, dangerous dependency on foreign oil and costly climate change impacts, and make the switch to cleaner air, a strong economic future and a more secure nation. Participation is easy. By flipping off your lights on March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time you will be making the switch to a cleaner, more secure nation and prosperous America.
I have to admit that I am not a big Global Warming advocate but the idea of doing something in unison with millions of others worldwide is compelling. I wonder if any March Madness folks will turn the game off in honor of the earth?


  1. Bob, I must not read the news or what much TV as I didn't know about this mass black out!

    I'm not an advocate of Global Warming, but like you say, to have so many people doing the same thing at the same time is quite interesting.

    Remember the movie, (can't remember the name) when everyone was to go to the window and yell, I won't take it any longer.... What was that all about..been too many years, but that image popped into my head reading your post.

  2. @Wanda - That movie was Network and the news anchor character, Howard Beel, had everyone yelling that.

  3. shutting off all unnecessary lights and electrical appliances all together even just 1 hour every month or every 2 months would make a difference

  4. Cool photo! I'd never heard of Network before and this is the second reference to it in as many days! I'll have to look it up!


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