Global Initiative To Call Awareness To Global Warming Tonite

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Earth hour takes place tonight.

Earth Hour is one hour out of the year where people turn off all their electricity.

Tech life expert Stephanie Humphrey says the idea of Earth hour has really taken off.

“Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia and it was just to bring awareness to climate change and global warming so 2.2 million people back then turned off their lights for one hour and over 128 countries participated last year, and they expect for it this year to be even more.”

You don’t have to register to participate, just shut off your lights and your television, adds Humphrey.

“It’s from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. whatever time zone you’re in.”

For more energy saving tips download the Earth Hour app called 60+ onto your android or iPhone.

Reported By Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio.

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  • non-whiner

    9.) Do what scientists have said is the single most effective thing you can do for the environment (and by extension, YOURSELF, because whether you’re aware of it or not, you actually live on earth), and go vegan. Look it up.

    Oh and if you think turning off the lights for one hour “sacrificing reasonable comfort,” you might be spoiled. Have that looked at. “God didn’t give us eyes to live in the dark”? No, but he did give us the sun, moon and stars. Did he give us electric lights and televisions? No. So that was a stupid argument.

    • bottomline

      It seems my message was wasted on you – the words blurred the meaning. Yes, God gave us eyes.., would have been a stupid argument, but it was only intended to be a facetious afterthought, but it was a waste of energy, and I apologize for that, and I’ll remember to turn off my mental light bulb in the future, and perhaps a juicy steak may energize your perception conception too.

      I’m sure the people sponsoring the gathering wouldn’t have considered turning the lights, or the air conditioning off, while they expounded mutual guilt for existing on planet earth, after all, you don‘t need air conditioning or light to hear the silence of doomsday.

      On the bright side – Think of the energy saved if they just stayed home in the first place.

  • bottomline

    Here are some genuine energy saving tips:
    1) Throw those unreliable toy cell phones into the trash can, or recycle bin. They consume energy 24/7. The “old” reliable land line phones consumed energy only when they were being used.
    2) Don’t buy those electric cars, they consume more energy per mile then the gasoline engines.
    3) Become more family oriented and get married and stayed married. The more people living in one home, the better, because they use the same energy and fixtures for their mutual needs.
    4) Use the “old” incandescent light bulbs in the winter because they supply heat and light using the same energy, at the same time. The “new” CFL bulbs are probable more scam then substance, especially considering all the environmental facts (and profits).
    5) Using tax money, provide free public transportation so people will be encouraged to use public transportation.
    6) Refuse to fight anymore profitable wars, which are just fictitious vehicles to make the rich richer
    7) Stop buying every energy consuming toy the cash conquistadors dangle in front of your face – Stop kissing Ipods, kiss the real thing -you don’t need more gagets!
    8) Last but not least, LOWER THE POPULATION. One less child, over a lifetime, represents an enormous reduction in energy needs and less pollution too.
    Little can be effectively done until people demand the politicians do more the blow out a lot of polluted hot air, while they support the same profitable energy models they know are worthless. Get them all out of office, lets make America, American again.
    Meanwhile I don’t agree with this ridiculous idea of sacrificing reasonable comfort and healthy living to save energy. If this is how some think it should be done, why don’t they just do it right and jump off the nearest bridge so the rest of can enjoy air conditioning in the summer. God didn’t give us eyes to live in the dark.

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