Friday, March 28, 2008

The Earth Hour

Simple things, when done collectively, make a difference.

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Tonight, we celebrate the Earth Hour, where for one hour, millions of people around the world will turn off the lights and their appliances to participate.

What good will this do, you say?

Save energy, help address global warming, a phenomenon that could radically change the face of the Earth and cause species to go extinct. It could turn an entire continent into desert! Power plants that rely on fossil fuels such as coal and oil power plants, which consist the major energy sources of the world, emit tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide traps the heat in our atmosphere, increasing the temperature around the world.

Earth hour will take place in the Philippines from 8-9 in the evening today.

About the Earth Hour initiative:

It is promoted by World Wide Fund for Nature Australia (WWF), an environmental lobby group, and the Sydney Morning Herald. The first Earth Hour was held in Sydney, Australia between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on 31 March 2007. The 2007 Earth Hour is estimated to have cut Sydney's mains electricity consumption by between 2.1% and 10.2% for that hour, with as many as 2.2 million people taking part. A second Earth Hour, in 2008, is planned to be an international event held in Sydney, many partner cities, and individuals around the world participating

(learn more about the Earth Hour from wikipedia).

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