[FoRK] Earth Hour
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Sat Mar 29 13:33:12 PDT 2008
From an economist acquaintance of mine in Australia:
Starry Starry Night
by Andrew Leigh
8pm last night featured a conversation in our house that may have
Spouse: OK, 8pm, time to turn off the lights and put on candles.
Me: But we have energy-saving bulbs, so surely the candles produce
more carbon than the electricity used to power our light globes?
Spouse: But it’s about making a statement.
Me: What kind of a statement is it if you increase your carbon use?
Spouse: Look at our street - everyone else is doing it.
Me: Shall we turn off our fridge too?
Spouse: Just light the candles.
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