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Get ready for Earth Hour 2010 (March 27, 2010)
Mother Nature Network ^ | January 19, 2010 | Siel Ju, Hollywood Socialite

Posted on 01/21/2010 6:53:43 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin

(On March 27, cities around the world will turn out their lights for 60 minutes.)

Environmentalists: Prepare to turn out your lights. Plans for Earth Hour 2010 are officially underway — and the 60 minutes are expected to be darker than ever!

World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour is a now a 3-year-old annual event when everyone is encouraged to turn off their lights for an hour — saving some electric energy in the short term while hopefully encouraging all to ponder and act on environmental issues in the long term. In 2010, Earth Hour will be happening from 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 — and according to the press release, is expected to be the “largest call for action on climate change in history.”

That’s because lights will be going out at iconic places around the world, from the Empire State Building to the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore to big hotels on the Vegas Strip. Like last year, many cities — and even entire states — are expected to take part in the event as Earth Hour partners — and plan fun events for the hour of darkness. In Los Angeles last year, for example, we had a big event at L.A. Live featuring the mayor, a live D.J., and other performers. Many restaurants offered special candlelit Earth Hour deals, and comedy theaters featured half-lit performances.

You can find out if your state, city, town, business or organization has signed up to join Earth Hour by visiting the website and clicking on your state — then use Earth Hour’s toolkit to get all those groups involved. Of course, many individuals plan their own electricity-free activities, whether it’s a candlelight enviro-rally with friends or a solitary nap.

Mark March 27 on your calendar and start planning now!


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Society; Weather
KEYWORDS: earthhour; loons; moonbats
Attention Criminals: Your 'window of opportunity' is March 27, 2010 from 8:30-9:30 pm. Victims will be sitting around in the dark, most likely unarmed, as they'll be Enviro-Weenies. Mark your calendars now!
1 posted on 01/21/2010 6:53:44 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
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2 posted on 01/21/2010 6:54:14 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: All

‘WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!’ alarmist video embedded at link. Don’t miss it! *SNORT*


3 posted on 01/21/2010 6:55:38 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’ll have to make sure to turn all my lights and TVs on and leave my cars running during that hour. Maybe I’ll take cans out of other people’s recycling bins and put them in my trashcan.

The additional electic bill and gasoline expenditure will be worth it.

SnakeDoc


4 posted on 01/21/2010 6:56:23 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Life is tough; it's tougher if you're stupid. -- John Wayne)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Um... sorry, but I have to run every appliance and turn on every light in my house at that particular date and time.


5 posted on 01/21/2010 6:56:44 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Thanks for the post. I now know when to keep the lights on!

Last year, I joked with my wife about getting some of those rotating spotlights for the earth hour.

6 posted on 01/21/2010 6:57:18 AM PST by kosciusko51
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL... last year my neighbors house went dark. At that moment I lit up my house like Chevy Chase in National Lampoons Christmas. I had flood lights, shop lights, lawnmowers running....


7 posted on 01/21/2010 6:58:51 AM PST by envisio (Need tires? See my profile.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
In Los Angeles last year, for example, we had a big event at L.A. Live featuring the mayor, a live D.J., and other performers.

Methinks they doth miss the point.

8 posted on 01/21/2010 7:00:51 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I'll get ready to do absolutely nothing different.

A couple neighbors will turn off their lights and abhor the fine example I'll be setting. That is good enough for me.

9 posted on 01/21/2010 7:02:58 AM PST by zek157
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I have mixed feelings. I may get my telescope out if the sky is clear, in which case my home will look just like an environmental nutcase lives there. An hour of observing with fewer background lights would be a good thing. On the other hand, I’ll have every light I own on if it’s cloudy.


10 posted on 01/21/2010 7:03:05 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Time to bust out the 1000-watt floodlights.


11 posted on 01/21/2010 7:03:48 AM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

We will cure the world’s problems if only we turn out the lights and live like it was 1400. NOT.

At least they aren’t proposing a no flush hour.


12 posted on 01/21/2010 7:05:46 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: kosciusko51

Hey we have a local equipment rental place that will rent those for about $75 a day. They run on a small deisel engine and a generator.

My brother bought a light like that but its the kind that road crews use for working at night. Thats a great idea to light my hippy neighbor’s house up when they cut off their lights.


13 posted on 01/21/2010 7:06:50 AM PST by envisio (Need tires? See my profile.)
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To: Pollster1

That’s all we would expect of you. I live out in the boonies, so it’s pitch-dark out here EVERY night. I have a few motion lights that come on when a racoon waddles by, but the star gazing is always wonderful. :)

Are you familiar with this site? Nicely done with tons of info:

http://www.daviddarling.info/


14 posted on 01/21/2010 7:08:51 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Gaea worship is a form of idolatry. You only need to read a little bit of what Julian Jaynes had to say on the topic to comprehend why that is a bad thing...


15 posted on 01/21/2010 7:09:28 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: Dr. Thorne
Um... sorry, but I have to run every appliance and turn on every light in my house at that particular date and time.

Good idea. Since the tree huggers will have all their lights out, it'll slow down the requests for electric, so our meters won't spin that fast, hence a good time to use electricity.

16 posted on 01/21/2010 7:14:15 AM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
...everyone is encouraged to turn off their lights for an hour — saving some electric energy in the short term while hopefully encouraging all to ponder and act on environmental issues in the long term.

Please correct me if I am wrong, but turning off the lights won't save electricity, just the person's electric bill. The electricity will still be produced, just not used. Electricity isn't stored and doesn't hang around waiting for someone to turn on a light.

If I'm not mistaken, the electricity you use is produced more or less when you use it, based more on anticipated demand than on actual, so not all produced electricity does work. Use it or lose it.

17 posted on 01/21/2010 7:15:25 AM PST by GBA
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Lol...not me...


18 posted on 01/21/2010 7:16:00 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

On active message boards which are equal to chat rooms,this night ranks right up there with “a day without messicans” as it IS an evening without libs for a while.
wish they did it once a month.


19 posted on 01/21/2010 7:20:07 AM PST by catroina54
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Turned on every light in my house last year for this.

Will do so again this year.


20 posted on 01/21/2010 7:21:22 AM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I guarantee my lights will be ON, my TV running and I’ll probably start my oven, washer, dish washer and microwave just for the hell of it. If leftist limp-wrists feel good about sitting in the dark let them. It’s standard fare for these people anyway.


21 posted on 01/21/2010 7:22:04 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

What’s gonna happen if they’re charging a Prius at that hour?


22 posted on 01/21/2010 7:27:07 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hey Di! My swamp is freezing, so...

I probably WON’T be turning off any electrical apps. Need all the heat I can scrounge!


23 posted on 01/21/2010 7:29:46 AM PST by gardengirl
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I turn off my lights for about eight hours every day.....


24 posted on 01/21/2010 7:33:22 AM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

This is equivalent to lighting a candle for someone after they die. Looks good, feels good and does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!


25 posted on 01/21/2010 7:34:32 AM PST by TexGuy (If it has the slimmest of chances of being considered sarcasm ... IT IS!)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I’m planning to build a flashing neon lawn sculpture of Al Gore.


26 posted on 01/21/2010 7:36:42 AM PST by Califreak (Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.)
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To: Califreak

I’m planning to build a flashing neon lawn sculpture of Al Gore.

(1) You should switch to incandescent bulbs for your sculpture. We wouldn’t want too much “efficiency”.

(2) I greatly appreciate the placement of the word “flashing” in that sentence ... we certainly wouldn’t want a neon sculpture of a flashing Al Gore.

SnakeDoc


27 posted on 01/21/2010 7:40:16 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Life is tough; it's tougher if you're stupid. -- John Wayne)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I always joke that I am about 10 miles past the boonies! I can relate to the pitch black and the star gazing is just the best. I really could not tell if my neighbors were shutting off lights... most people here are in bed by then anyway.

My grandchildren live with me and I try to teach them to turn off lights they are not using, etc. but not to save the earth but to save my purse!

I don’t care what y’all do, this is one I’ll just sit out and maintain the status quo.


28 posted on 01/21/2010 7:42:32 AM PST by myrabach
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’ll do my part to minimize the sudden load shift for my local electrical utility, so that they don’t end up with fluctuations in our local grid, thus causing them to overgenerate and waste fuel. Steady-state generation is far more efficient than having a sudden drop in demand followed by a sudden spike an hour later. In fact, I’ll have to add extra load to cover the dropped load from other houses in the area, so I’ll have all my appliances going, all lights on etc. I may need to run a bottle of fuel cleaner through my truck at that particular time too, so I’ll let it idle while I vacuum it out with my shopvac.


29 posted on 01/21/2010 7:43:27 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: DannyTN

Tonight we’re going to party like it’s 1499!


30 posted on 01/21/2010 7:52:43 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Note to self: Remember to order 1000 watt bulbs for March 17.


31 posted on 01/21/2010 8:10:33 AM PST by anoldafvet (As of 12/24/2009, no more democrats elected - ever)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I'll be lighting a flame of hope. Under a tire.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

32 posted on 01/21/2010 8:11:41 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: goodwithagun

Lights will be burning bright during that hour. In fact I’ll encourage my friends and family to do the same.


33 posted on 01/21/2010 8:13:02 AM PST by 1scrappymom (Hook Em Horns!!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

We already know that the Enviro-Nazis dream for our future is a resumption of the Dark Ages. This is merely a practical demonstration.


34 posted on 01/21/2010 8:24:32 AM PST by ExGeeEye (The revolution began in Massachusetts -- again.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

LOL!


35 posted on 01/21/2010 8:29:43 AM PST by Califreak (Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
... plan fun events for the hour of darkness.

Like looting and mayhem?

36 posted on 01/21/2010 8:49:25 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Kill them until they stop.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Barack Hussein Obama’s Final Full Day Schedule
(Found at The People’s Cube)

* 7:00 AM Golf with Tiger Woods
* 8:00 AM Chaplain reads daily verse from the Quran
* 9:00 AM Obama signs bill raising debt limit to 80 trillion dollars; blames Bush tax cuts and economic policies for “legacy of debt”
* 10:00 AM Scheduled interview with CBS News anchor Janeane Gawdawfulo
* 11:00 AM Morning ration of electricity ends; country goes dark for an hour... or four
* 12:00 PM GM declares bankruptcy for eighth time; Obama signs bill making it part of Post Office
* 1:00 PM Obama meets with new President and Vice President, Eric Holder and Van Jones**
* 2:00 PM Obama commemorates trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, now in its 10th year
* 3:00 PM Obama signs bill raising debt limit to 90 trillion dollars
* 4:00 PM Obama threatens to impose sanctions on Iran for failing to cap its nuclear weapons production at 7,000
* 5:00 PM Obama signs pact giving Chinese right to drill for oil off California coast; all US coal and petroleum rights now owned by foreign nations; US entirely wind-driven***
* 6:00 PM Obama signs bill raising national debt limit automatically every 15 minutes
* 7:00 PM Another flight mysteriously drops from sky over US territory. Al Qaeda claims credit. Obama notes contemptuously that well over half still land successfully.
* 8:00 PM Michelle returns from last shopping trip as first lady; buys sneakers made out of $30000 handbag
* 9:00 PM Obama signs bill making NY Times and CNN part of Post Office. PO now “employs” 70 million people. Obama claims credit for holding unemployment caused by Bush depression to under 30%.
* 10:00 PM Obama, in final national speech on Letterman, declares era of Changling Hopeyness a success. David Brooks agrees.
* 11:00 PM Evening ration of electricity ends; country does dark for the night. Terrorist attack with flashlights. Obama cites failure of Bush Administration terrorism and energy policies.
* 12:00 AM Nobel Committee selects Barack Obama as Peace Prize winner for 10th straight year.


37 posted on 01/21/2010 8:51:15 AM PST by Califreak (Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

March 27th is a Saturday. In this neck of the woods the local power company is using smart metering so you get charged one of 3 rates high mid or low depending on what time the electricity is used. Weekends are always at the low rate. The monetary savings would be minimal. If you can shift certain electric usage like laundry from high to low they encourage you to do so. Earth hour is moronic.


38 posted on 01/21/2010 9:24:54 AM PST by xp38
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To: GBA
“Please correct me if I am wrong, but turning off the lights won't save electricity, just the person's electric bill. The electricity will still be produced, just not used. Electricity isn't stored and doesn't hang around waiting for someone to turn on a light.

If I'm not mistaken, the electricity you use is produced more or less when you use it, based more on anticipated demand than on actual, so not all produced electricity does work. Use it or lose it.”
Incorrect, to a degree.

Lets say you get your power from a hydroelectric plant.

When you turn on your dryer, the power plant must increase the water flow required to maintain operating voltage.

If everyone stopped using electricity, they would be required to dump water.


On the flip side...

In a coal or oil fired power plant, the amount of fuel burned is proportional to the amount of power used.

Basically, the greater the load on a generator, the more energy you must put into the shaft to maintain a constant output voltage.


So, things that cannot be 'throttled' like hydroelectric, solar, and wind, are 'use it or lose it'.

Things like coal, oil, and nuclear are 'use as needed'.

Hope that makes sense.
39 posted on 01/21/2010 11:43:09 AM PST by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Nice site, than you; I was not familiar with it. I envy your clear skies. I’m fairly close to a major city and only five miles from a medium sized town, so clear skies are a rare pleasure.


40 posted on 01/21/2010 1:14:36 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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