Tonight, for one hour, the World Wildlife Fund asks everybody around the world to turn out their lights & thus demonstrate how we can save the planet by using less energy.
I liked this little item– via Fox News (which I know is often portrayed rather negatively):
It’s called Earth Hour — and among the places where the lights will go out are the Eiffel Tower, the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, the Pyramids of Giza and Niagara Falls.
And, for the first time in the event’s three-year existence, the New York headquarters of the United Nations will also go dark, a move officials say will save $102, a figure that fluctuated wildly from its whopping initial estimate of $81,000 when requested from U.N. officials. After the story appeared on FOXNews.com, a spokeswoman called back to say their estimate was incorrect and the savings was $24,000, but then called back a third time to say it was really $102.
Earth Hour — 8:30 to 9:30 p.m in every time zone on the planet — promises to be “the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change ever attempted,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said earlier this month.
Well, it will save Ban Ki Moon and the UN some money. Why quibble about the exact amount?