Skip to comments.Earth Hour 2010 gets underway in Australia, Pacific islands
Posted on 03/27/2010 4:27:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Earth Hour 2010 gets underway in Australia, Pacific islands 13 mins ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House temporarily went dark on Saturday as nations across the western Pacific turned out the lights for Earth Hour 2010 to call for action on climate change.
The symbolic one-hour switch-off, first held in Sydney in 2007, has become an annual global event and organizers World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said they expect this year's to be the biggest so far.
The remote Chatham Islands was the first of more than 100 nations and territories to turn off the power at 8.30 p.m. local time, in a rolling event around the globe that ends just across the International Dateline in Samoa 24 hours later.
Event co-founder Andy Ridley told Reuters that 126 countries and territories had so far signed up, with thousands of special events scheduled, including a lights-out party on Sydney's northern beaches and an Earth Hour 'speed dating' contest.
From a boat on Sydney harbour, one witness said the city was already in darkness hours before the event, low clouds and a near full-moon adding an eerie feeling to the nation's largest city.
In the Chatham Islands, diesel generators that supply power locally were switched off. Other early participants included New Zealand, Fiji and Tuvalu, where driving was halted temporarily.
The number of participants is significantly up on 2009, when 88 countries and territories and more than 4,000 towns and cities took part. Organizers have estimated between 500 million and 700 million people were involved last year.
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Hey Obama zombies, the global warming thing, it’s a lie, yeah, hate to tell you that, but it’s a lie for the stupid people.
...when is Earth Hour on the U.S. eastern seaboard?...I plan on turning on every light in my house...probably run the washer/dryer too.
I thought my lights looked brighter, maybe they should
do this 24 hrs a day.
It’s at 8:30pm local time wherever you are.
In order to offset the display of earth hour, I plan on turning every light I have on, run the dishwasher, do clothes, crank up the security lights and stuff.
A perfect opportunity for gropers, perverts and rapists.
First turn off your lights.
That’ll really help the earth.
Next, stop eating meat. That’’ll help the earth.
Next, kill yourself and all your family to help the Earth.
Didn’t the Cambodian Communists kill HALF of their own country’s population.?
Didn’t NK kill 5% or more by starvation (137cm tall soldiers???)
Didn’t Mao to whom we look for inspiration??? (just jokin’ she said).
This is our future if we don’t watch out and fight back now.
Evry Hour is Earth Hour in North Korea, hee hee.
It’s earth hour here, now. Lights on. Air-con running. That’s all the stuff I have.
I’ll be happy to support Earth Hour if the wackos promise to leave us alone the other 364 day and 23 hours of the year.
I’m turning on every light, electrical appliance, computer, TV, air conditioner, space heater, anything that plugs into a 110 AC socket for the next 24 hours.
I got their ‘Earth Hour’ right >>>>> HERE <<<<< !!!!
What a bunch of idiots.
They have not got a clue. If more than 50% of the load in a region is lost withing 30 seconds, they could cause a system black out.
Then their lights will be out for days.
The Greenies just cannot keep them selves from shooting their own toes off for the sake of Mother Earth.
In Tucson, AZ we have a local radio show, Jon Justice on 104.1 The Truth, celebrate an ANTI-Earth Hour. They ask all to “Join us in our not so silent protest, starting at 8:30pm this Saturday night, against those who wish the government would force more regulation in the name of the hoax of Man-Made Global Warming, taking away our freedom of choice! It’s All American! It’s the HOUR OF POWER 2010!
“A perfect opportunity for gropers, perverts and rapists. “
Bill Clinton’s in Sydney?
Earth Hour 2010 gets underway in Australia, Pacific islands(sniffle-sniffle, weep-weep, sniffle)) This story is so touching, I think I'll go dump some used Motor Oil down the storm sewer.