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KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
Jesus must everything be a controversy? Personally I don't care if only 1/10 of the Earth's population actually participated; that's still 1/10 of a breather for our planet. If getting major cities to turn even some of their lights off isn't a success I don't know what is.
brielleblonde brielleblonde 8 years
i delayed my earth hour until 3:00am-4:00am.
stephley stephley 8 years
The results of Earth Hour are being presented to leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen; so Mich's dispute of it's success and CG's unmeasured counter-gesture just won't factor. You should have organized.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Just like the Million man march could say there were a million there? I turned on all my lights as a symbolic gesture, I am positive that others around the globe did the same, i think it was a success.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
I don't see any point in turning all your lights on on purpose, but if you're just using something battery operated for an hour or using candles, then you're missing the point.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
I don't buy the idea that a group gets to determine it's own success. Sure you could say the people who started Earth Hour considered the event a success, but I don't think the rest of us have to agree just because they say so.
stephley stephley 8 years
“Time zone by time zone, nearly 4,000 cities and towns in 88 countries dimmed nonessential lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. WWF called the event, which began in Australia in 2007 and grew last year to 400 cities worldwide, "the world's first-ever global vote about the future of our planet." "Earth Hour was probably the largest public demonstration on climate change ever," de Boer (U.N. top climate official) told delegates from 175 nations. "Its aim was to tell every government representative to seal a deal in Copenhagen. The world's concerned citizens have given the negotiations an additional and very clear mandate."
stephley stephley 8 years
Since the main purpose was symbolic, the number of people and countries that participated qualify it as a success - and the people who set the goal determine if it's successfully met, not outside observers.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
It might actually be a "success" if every person who thought this was worth doing learned how easy it was, and decided to do it every single day. Or maybe even twice a day! But simply turning off your lights for an hour (and simultaneously using the power from your laptop...) doesn't really change anything in any significant way. So stop patting yourselves on the back.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I turned out the lights and lit candles. It was really relaxing.
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 8 years
We turned all of the lights in our house on.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
I think by "success" they meant that many people joined in to do this. The kids were asleep by that time so we turned everything off and sat in bed watching a movie on my laptop. Very relaxing.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
how on earth would they really know if it was a success? I went around and turned on every light in the house for that hour, and vacuumed, and cooked, and ran a bubble bath, and blow dryed my hair, and watched HULU.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
Modus I was wondering about that! I was also wondering how many accidental housefires there were going to be...
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
I'm pretty sure the pollution from those candles is defeating the purpose.
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
I did, I did! We sat around and sang kumbaya, too :D Ahh it felt great. We need to do it every week; not every year.
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