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Earth hour 2009

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posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 07:48 PM
For those that can't or won't take one little hour out of the 8760 you have for the whole year:

If and when we get to the point of power rationing, you'll have a very rude awakening. You may as well voluntarily do it and become conscious of your power consumption before it becomes mandatory or forced.

posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 07:58 PM
Nope..... not tonight as its kill-bot fest on COD 'world @ war'

I switch all the power off in the house every night before I go to bed so if anything i'll stay in bed for an hour longer

what a load of bollocks..... just a quality excuse for people to break into stuff lol

posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 08:09 PM

Originally posted by Anom3
To all the "anti global warming pepole".

I am not saying that man is responible for everything, but you sertanly cant argue that we contribute alot?

You are saying we should just continue polluting this world?

I just don`t understand the negativity..

No, we do not. There is no such thing as anthropogenic global warming. CO2, at worst, can change the temperature of the planet by several degrees - some say only a fraction of a degree. Our contribution of CO2 is a small percentage in the single digits when compared to natural CO2 contributors. Should we kill off all the algae in the sea to stem "global warming"? Also, with that in mind, note that high levels of CO2 have marked periods of extraordinary growth of plant life in the history of our earth.
You probably remember seeing a chart in "An Inconvenient Truth" that showed a "correlation" between CO2 and rising temperatures in the past. That graph was intentionally misleading as they laid the two graph-lines over each other, when in fact CO2 lagged by a few hundred years. We have also had comparable or higher levels of CO2 and the world didn't explode. We're now heading into a cooling trend - have been for 10 years - which is why the politicians are now calling it climate change.
Finally, the sun got hot. Yeah, we had a period where a lot of sunspots were on the sun, and the ice on the planets/moons in our solar system heated up as well.
There are ONLY three reasons this myth keeps going on today: 1) Politicians want to have more control and tax you, 2) because of the politicians, scientists insert hysterical global warming claims or hypotheses in their reports to get funding from the government, 3) people don't read or research things that matter.

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posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 08:37 PM
I didn't participate. I went through 13 days of no lights, heat, etc. in January and February. Ya see, mother nature already let me help save the earth. I should have at least a few credits on my account for the next few earth hours.

posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 08:48 PM
reply to post by _BoneZ_

For those that can't or won't take one little hour out of the 8760 you have for the whole year:

For those of you who are wasting power by demanding that others believe the same lies you do:


posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 11:07 PM
I didn't do it. I never do it. It's a way for the power company to store up more inventory.

More electricity to sell to you. If they want to celebrate earth day then why not give away free solar panels for that one hour to anyone that wants it.

Cause that can help people to put solar panels on the roof and on sunny days it can put back electricity back into the grid.

It lower your bills and at the same time allows electric companies to pump in more electricity to the grid.

So I won't turn off my lights for an hour just for no real reason.

I think that earth day is a corperate political move.

Bilder burge is using the excuse that we are causing global warming Just to pass the carbon tax and also build a foundation for the new world order.

So they can wire peoples brains to accepting a NWO because they will throw problems that are fake at you and the solution will be to have a new world order in order to fix the global warming stuff.

They will give an excuse that other countries are not complying with help to stop global warming and it's a threat.

We need a New world order to force other countries to comply and help/ contribute in the fight of global warming.

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 12:12 AM
I turned all my lights on.

I'm not buying into this UN social engineering crap. Are you?

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 12:16 AM
If you can't find it in yourself to turn it off because it may help the energy situation - then turn it off because you could use an hour of silence and/or practice for when they really do go off.

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 12:42 AM
Well i just plain forgot but i was out and about anyway so does that count?
Wait i was driving my car while i was out.
I cant win.
Damned if i do damned if i dont

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 01:09 AM
Well i'm back ftom playing this eve & my wife who chooses to be uninformed & did not know anything about this debacle, had all of the lights on inside plus one of the security lights blaring outside(Way to go honey!!!!!) Now when we started our first set I made the announcement about the turn yer lights off thing to see if anyone there had heard of it & quite a few had including the club owners, & I suggested that the club follow through with it for the hour(we started at 8pm) Hell I believe that I almost started a riot because, all the folks(who all know us by the way) went berserk raggin on me & one of the owners came up to the stage & asked me if I was serious, of course I said no. Anyways we got some patrons to walk outside to see if anyone was going through with this thing & they came back in & all bellowed a resounding NO!!!!!!! We were playing beachside in Satellite Beach on highway A1A at a very popular nightclub & theres litterally 1000's of homes/condos/stores/clubs from Melbourne beach to Indian Harbour Beach to Satellite Beach, which is like a 7 or 8 mile stretch of beachfront land. We did perform the Stones "Shine a Light" anyways & even though I said earlier I wouldn't do it, I lead the crowd in a toast to the Earth which ended in a resounding "God Bless G.E."

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posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 01:12 AM
I participated. I don't know if it helps or not in some way but, at least it reminds people all over the world of the importance of taking care of the environment.
I also think that it's cool that at least for one hour in the year people can come together in a project, even if it is meaningless for some.

If we can't come together to do this easy effort, and I believe that most of us want to see some change in the world in general (politics, economy, peace, etc.) then how the hell are we supposed to really get involved in more important things, as a species, when the time comes?

In fact, it was a beautiful night where I live. We had a snow storm all day today and the moon was reflecting on the snow. Absolutely beautiful.

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 01:12 AM

I will not comply. - Does not make sense.
Ya I can turn off all my lights, but guess what,
The power plant supplying my house with electricity will not turn off.
So whats the point.

Then there is the whole fact we have only had lights for the past 200 years.
Which is about a 100th of a blink in earths history.
So turning off the lights for one hours is inconceivably small.

To add, I believe there are cycles of climate change in which humans have nothing to do with.

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 01:15 AM
Nice follow up post, smokehouse!!

I did turn the lights off for a bit, even though I said I wouldnt... went outside and saw all kinds of lights on in houses.... came in and lit some candles... maybe for about a half hour. I guess I would have rather been at a club listening to some live music!

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posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 01:16 AM
I have a great view of my downtown.
Looks like a lot of the Casinos participated.
They all turned off their external lighting for the hour.

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 01:24 AM
Did not even entertain the notion of participating.

20 degrees here and the whole apartment is electric. I stayed home with the wife, cranked the heater up to 75 , slow cooked a stew for 6 hours and watched 4 movies and as usual the bedroom television stayed on without anyone watching it. I had all lights, except for the living room on. I also did 4 loads of laundry and did a load of dishes.

I live on post and pay a flat rate each month of around 900 dollars that includes electricity no matter how little I use so I will use as much as possible.

If it was warm out I would have taken the Harley on a weekend trip and all of those things would have been off. So you can blame mother nature for me staying home and doing all of those things.

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 01:37 AM
Instead of a fancy car I got solar panels!

I'm saving money EVERY hour!

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:15 AM
I turned on all the electronics and used as much power as possible to help get rid of this scam. I hope you did the same - it's organised by a Rothschilds and others who would love to erode your rights. It's not that I don't care for the environment, I do, nor is it the fact that I don't believe in man made global warming. It's the fact that turning lights off accomplishes nothing but lulling us into a false sense of hope. Furthermore, the power saved will be used as evidence to introduce bogus 'carbon taxes'; a market the organisers have investing in, a market that is worth 150 billion dollars. Turn the lights off? A vote YES for a tax to breathe.

You want to save the environment? Actually do something other than sitting back and claiming your 'contribution' was turning the lights off for an hour, and helping to intoduce taxes apon everyone.

It's Alex Jones, so it's dramatically overblown - but he still makes some good points.

[edit on 29/3/2009 by C0bzz]

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:25 AM
Earth hour was a sucsess here in Norway.

Alot of people contributed, including hotels, the operahouse, house of parliament, the Norwegian castle and more.

The Norwegian powerconsumption actually went down with 300 million watts during earth hour.

Here are som pictures from Oslo, Norway:

The operahouse:

The Norwegian castle:

Seems like people in general were happy to have partisipated in an event like this. I know I am!

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posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 06:38 AM
My only critic is that doing these kind of acts or symbolic acts can (not always) be a means of pacifying people. Leading them to feel they've accomplished something when they've accomplished nothing. Better to get people to collectively gather all the links to videos showing alternative energy technologies and making a single web site or handing out a flier with the results that turn off a light and fell good about your accomplishment.

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 06:40 AM
Besides that, energy is not in short supply, it's in repressed availability.

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