[FoRK] Earth Hour
<mpn at infolution.com.au> on
Sun Mar 30 13:45:39 PDT 2008
I live in Sydney, quite close to the city, and got to see the skyline
(mostly) turn off.
I agree with the sentiment below about all the addiional candles offsetting
the carbon savings...but it gets worse.
At the end of the designated hour, there was a massive fireworks display in
the city to celebrate Earth Hour.
I just cannot get my head around that one!
From: fork-bounces at xent.com [mailto:fork-bounces at xent.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, 30 March 2008 7:33 AM
To: Friends of Rohit Khare
Subject: Re: [FoRK] Earth Hour
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 resonated
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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