Monday, March 30, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

A lot of people turn of their lights on Saturday night from 8.30 - 9.30 pm. I made a rather brief participation myself. I was on my way to dinner and didn’t realize my headlights were off after I’ve been driving for 5 minutes. Ha..ha..ha..

Earth Hour is suppose to create awareness but seems most are in for the hype. As TNB pointed out, "Demand peaked almost rapidly at 9.30pm, to follow the normal Saturday evening demand pattern.". Well, if people are really serious can they participate a bit longer.

Hmmm…looks like TNB is trying to find excuse in case of having another dismal financial year. You could read TNB comment on Earth Hour here.

Also, I wonder what’s more harmful to the earth, having your lights on for an hour or burning bunch of candles for an hour. Sigh !!! doesn’t it depletes the ozone layer.

Sydney, where the Earth Hour event started in 2007, had an involuntary prolonged Earth Hour (more like hours) the next Monday. Read about the blackout here.

Anyway, for those who are serious about protecting the earth, my hat (should be light) is off to you.

Scardy Thundercracker is taken from Matt Moylan's Lilformers and the KL background photo from The Star.

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