“Earth Hour” This Saturday!!!

24 Mar

 

Please don’t forget to turn your lights off for one whole hour on Saturday to help save the planet!!

 

Even though it won’t do one thing to change the world.

“There is a certain irony in renting brightly lit advertising space to exhort us to save electricity for one hour — but this is apparently lost on the organizers. Dimming the lights is promoted online as a “vote for mother Earth” that will reveal “the impact we have on the environment.”Actually, the only real result will be to make it harder to see. The environmental effect of the past three annual lights-out hours has been negligible. If everyone in the world participated in this year’s Earth Hour, the result would be the same as turning off China‘s carbon emissions for roughly 45 seconds.

When we switch off the electricity, many of us turn to candlelight. This seems natural and environmentally friendly, but unfortunately candles are almost 100 times less efficient than incandescent light bulbs, and more than 300 times less efficient than fluorescent lights. Using one candle for each extinguished bulb cancels the CO2 reduction; two candles emit more CO2.”

 

 

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