Monday, March 16, 2009

Earth Hour March 28th!

More than 1,000 cities in 80 countries are expected to participate in Earth Hour on March 28, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Boston will shut off the lights of the Citgo sign, Zakim Bridge, Prudential Center, John Hancock Tower, and other local landmarks will "go dark" for one hour as the city joins others across the world in a climate-change campaign.

That's a great idea and everything, kudos to all those cities. But give me a break, what is one hour a year going to do?! Stop global warming, save the wales, etc...? People are finally grasping the concept but unfortunately with a 'greenwash' approach. What happens the other 364 days a year? Those city lights are on 24/7. For this to have any significant impact the lights should be off one hour every day.

Would be fun though to see that satellite image of earth at night to see how much dimmer the cities actually get in that hour, one time zone at a time.


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