This time it's not a blackout. In an attempt to bring awareness to the fact that the globe might burst into flames at any moment, cities across the world will be turning off the lights for one hour Saturday at 8:30 p.m. to acknowledge Earth Hour, including New York's Empire State Building.
The campaign began in Sydney in 2007 with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning off their lights to highlight the alleged threat of climate change. Last year, one billion people worldwide, including more than 80 million in the U.S., thought it was fun to sit in the dark, ultimately proving... nothing!
Oh, wait: "It's about showing support for action on
climate change," some guy with the World Wildlife Fund said. While organizers admit there's no way to measure how much energy is saved, it should still send a message to leaders that global warming is of great concern to folks.
You betcha! Loud and clear! Just like every other cause ignored by politicians. Not to sound cynical, but I feel just as green with my energy-saving florescent bulbs ON, thank you.