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    WWF Earth Hour UK & Ireland

    On Saturday 27 March 2010 at 8.30pm, we want a billion people around the world to switch off their lights for one hour WWFs Earth Hour. Show you care about climate change.

    WWF's Earth Hour 2009 took the world by storm as it travelled east to west and hundreds of millions of people switched off their lights. Earth Hour was embraced by people in over 3,000 cities and towns, nearly 1,000 landmarks and more than 83 countries around the world.

    Whether youre in Kent or Cumbria, Lancashire or Lanarkshire, Antrim or Anglesey see how your part of the UK measures up on our interactive 3D sign-up map. And find out how many more sign-ups it takes to top our chart in the exciting run-up to Earth Hour!

    earthhour.wwf.org.uk/

    37 Comments

    Is this better than a hell in a cell?

    Banned

    an hours a bit long isnt it ?

    i will turn a few extra on.want a warmer summer roll on global warming cant wait

    Banned

    been doing this in australia for a few years now......mad to see sydney with the majoroty of lights out as all the offices etc usually have them on even when people arent there and amazingly the harbour bridge

    No chance... i will turn them ALL ON.

    I'm going to switch on all the lights, TV's, Radios and Cars for the hour.... and then layeth the smackdown on the WWF's candy ass.

    Marty1981;8174931

    i will turn a few extra on.want a warmer summer roll on global warming … i will turn a few extra on.want a warmer summer roll on global warming cant wait



    Actually, global warming will probably make our country a lot colder. It's those pesky ice caps, if they melt then it dilutes the salinity of the atlantic which alters the flow of the gulf stream and etc and other stuff, and it all concludes in less warm water coming our way and warming up our air.


    I'll be turning my lights off. Not because I want to save the world or nothing, it's just that I've got some Bioshock 2 to play.

    Banned

    has school finished

    dxx;8175033

    Actually, global warming will probably make our country a lot colder. … Actually, global warming will probably make our country a lot colder. It's those pesky ice caps, if they melt then it dilutes the salinity of the atlantic which alters the flow of the gulf stream and etc and other stuff, and it all concludes in less warm water coming our way and warming up our air. I'll be turning my lights off. Not because I want to save the world or nothing, it's just that I've got some Bioshock 2 to play.


    To be fair its all a load of rubbish no can stop nature. We are all doomed eventually just live life to the full and enjoy it rather than sitting in the dark thinking you are saving the world

    that isnt the right attitude - u can do something about it
    i wont join in but i do my best to be mr eco.

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    Massive con that they do it the night the clocks go forward, so one less hour in the 24 hour period so they can claim that between 12pm to 12pm the next day there was less than usual used (obviously, seeing as there are only 23 hours rather than 24!). Also people go to bed early the night before so it's guarenteed there will be less usage anyway.

    I would be interested to see how much of a difference there is between the usage on this day now and several years ago (comparing % difference to normal usage for the time period).

    Also, if those lights etc could be turned off then don't just do it for an hour, do it for the whole year!!!

    Also, people may turn the lights off, but they'll turn the tv on! Might even use more energy!!!

    Banned

    Benjimoron;8175381

    Massive con that they do it the night the clocks go forward, so one less … Massive con that they do it the night the clocks go forward, so one less hour in the 24 hour period so they can claim that between 12pm to 12pm the next day there was less than usual used (obviously, seeing as there are only 23 hours rather than 24!). Also people go to bed early the night before so it's guarenteed there will be less usage anyway.I would be interested to see how much of a difference there is between the usage on this day now and several years ago (comparing % difference to normal usage for the time period).Also, if those lights etc could be turned off then don't just do it for an hour, do it for the whole year!!!Also, people may turn the lights off, but they'll turn the tv on! Might even use more energy!!!



    dont know what ur on about with this 2 hour business..... i was there for the first time in sydney in 2007 and the lights were turned off at 8.30pm for 1 hour

    city skylines are defined by office blocks and lighting...

    2 million homes joined in and it was a huge succes and was rolled out by the wwf

    earthhour.org/Abo…spx

    casparwhite;8175439

    dont know what ur on about with this 2 hour business..... i was there for … dont know what ur on about with this 2 hour business..... i was there for the first time in sydney in 2007 and the lights were turned off at 8.30pm for 1 hourcity skylines are defined by office blocks and lighting...2 million homes joined in and it was a huge succes and was rolled out by the wwfhttp://www.earthhour.org/About.aspx



    It's one hour, not 2 hours. You've never heard that the clocks go forward? From memory the last two times this event was run it was on the night that the clocks went forward, meaning they claimed a lower than usual energy usage, which would occur whether they did this event or not.

    If they really want to do it then they should do it in a fair environment, not on the 1 day a year that the clocks go forward!!!

    Banned

    Benjimoron;8175907

    It's one hour, not 2 hours. You've never heard that the clocks go … It's one hour, not 2 hours. You've never heard that the clocks go forward? From memory the last two times this event was run it was on the night that the clocks went forward, meaning they claimed a lower than usual energy usage, which would occur whether they did this event or not.If they really want to do it then they should do it in a fair environment, not on the 1 day a year that the clocks go forward!!!



    yes you finally got it correct 1 hour:thumbsup:

    where are these figures you are talking about exactly? and whats been manipulated

    the point is millions of lights and other stuff is being turned off for 1 hour......regardless what the exact figures are it is about people uniting for something global and saving energy in the process

    Gonna be interesting this, at the time stated i'll be sat in a restaurant with a birthday group...........gonna be grope central :w00t:

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    transit;8176119

    Gonna be interesting this, at the time stated i'll be sat in a restaurant … Gonna be interesting this, at the time stated i'll be sat in a restaurant with a birthday group...........gonna be grope central :w00t:



    theyll have the candles ready so dont be getting anything too excited.........ouch

    casparwhite;8176099

    yes you finally got it correct 1 hour:thumbsup:where are these figures … yes you finally got it correct 1 hour:thumbsup:where are these figures you are talking about exactly? and whats been manipulatedthe point is millions of lights and other stuff is being turned off for 1 hour......regardless what the exact figures are it is about people uniting for something global and saving energy in the process



    Where did I say it was 2 hours???

    I'll look for the figures tonight.

    The point is, they are making it look like a real difference when the difference is negligable. I'd be interested if they did it on a normal day and didn't take advantage of the clocks going forward. It's the sort of thing that would be classed as misleading advertising if it were selling something, they're pulling the wool over people's eyes.

    Benjimoron;8175381

    Massive con that they do it the night the clocks go forward, so … Massive con that they do it the night the clocks go forward, so [SIZE="5"]one[/SIZE] less hour in the 24 hour period so they can claim that between 12pm to 12pm the next day there was less than usual used (obviously, seeing as there are only [SIZE="5"]23 hours rather than 24[/SIZE]!). Also people go to bed early the night before so it's guarenteed there will be less usage anyway.I would be interested to see how much of a difference there is between the usage on this day now and several years ago (comparing % difference to normal usage for the time period).Also, if those lights etc could be turned off then don't just do it for an hour, do it for the whole year!!!Also, people may turn the lights off, but they'll turn the tv on! Might even use more energy!!!



    That looks like one hour to me???

    Banned

    Benjimoron;8176172

    Where did I say it was 2 hours???I'll look for the figures tonight.The … Where did I say it was 2 hours???I'll look for the figures tonight.The point is, they are making it look like a real difference when the difference is negligable. I'd be interested if they did it on a normal day and didn't take advantage of the clocks going forward.



    i think ur being to sceptical to be honest as i havnt actuallky heard that much about the actual figures but if 2 million homes turned off their lights for an hour in australia thats 10% roughly on the first year that would be quite some saving, now that its global with more getting involved every year the saving may not be huge in the larger picture but its still gonna be a lot of wattage

    casparwhite;8176218

    i think ur being to sceptical to be honest as i havnt actuallky heard … i think ur being to sceptical to be honest as i havnt actuallky heard that much about the actual figures but if 2 million homes turned off their lights for an hour in australia thats 10% roughly on the first year that would be quite some saving, now that its global with more getting involved every year the saving may not be huge in the larger picture but its still gonna be a lot of wattage



    There are roughly 8760 hours in a year, so 1 hour of switching a few light bulbs off (While everyone around the world is still driving around, Power Stations are still running etc) isn't going to make a scratch of difference.

    DarkKnight;8176484

    There are roughly 8760 hours in a year, so 1 hour of switching a few … There are roughly 8760 hours in a year, so 1 hour of switching a few light bulbs off (While everyone around the world is still driving around, Power Stations are still running etc) isn't going to make a scratch of difference.



    Yep, and if it was reaonable to turn the lights off then why not do it every night???

    Plus you have to take into account the amount of pollution caused in advertising earth hour.

    casparwhite;8176218

    i think ur being to sceptical to be honest as i havnt actuallky heard … i think ur being to sceptical to be honest as i havnt actuallky heard that much about the actual figures but if 2 million homes turned off their lights for an hour in australia thats 10% roughly on the first year that would be quite some saving, now that its global with more getting involved every year the saving may not be huge in the larger picture but its still gonna be a lot of wattage



    I think it would be fairer if they did it on another day, rather than on the one day of the year that the energy usage is going to be lower than normal anyway!!!

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    I never have my lights on.

    I can't afford it.

    "8.7% was saved if measured against a typical March Saturday night"

    It's quotes like this which don't help. A night when the clocks go forward is not a typical March Saturday night (and they know it!!!), obviously when clocks go forward there is an energy saving.

    If they wanted a true figure they'd do it on a normal night, they just want a nice figure to "show" that they're doing something.

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    Benjimoron;8176758

    "8.7% was saved if measured against a typical March Saturday night"It's … "8.7% was saved if measured against a typical March Saturday night"It's quotes like this which don't help. A night when the clocks go forward is not a typical March Saturday night (and they know it!!!)



    whey they say night how do they define it? are they talking day as well? how do you know they are using 23 and not 24 hours to quantify it.......where are the claims

    casparwhite;8176783

    whey they say night how do they define it? are they talking day as well? … whey they say night how do they define it? are they talking day as well? how do you know they are using 23 and not 24 hours to quantify it.......where are the claims



    That's not talking about the 24 hour period claim, that's talking about the fact that when the clocks go forward people use less energy as the go to be early etc. If they wanted a fair figure then they'd do it another night. They just want the figure that looks the best, even though they might hardly be contributing towards that figure.

    ie my energy usage will go down that evening, not because I'll be taking part in earth hour, but because I'll be in bed a little earlier.

    Benjimoron;8176172

    Where did I say it was 2 hours???I'll look for the figures tonight.The … Where did I say it was 2 hours???I'll look for the figures tonight.The point is, they are making it look like a real difference when the difference is negligable. I'd be interested if they did it on a normal day and didn't take advantage of the clocks going forward. It's the sort of thing that would be classed as misleading advertising if it were selling something, they're pulling the wool over people's eyes.



    casparwhite;8176099

    yes you finally got it correct 1 hour:thumbsup:





    I still don't get what you were talking about 2 hours?

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    Benjimoron;8176919

    That's not talking about the 24 hour period claim, that's talking about … That's not talking about the 24 hour period claim, that's talking about the fact that when the clocks go forward people use less energy as the go to be early etc. If they wanted a fair figure then they'd do it another night. They just want the figure that looks the best, even though they might hardly be contributing towards that figure.ie my energy usage will go down that evening, not because I'll be taking part in earth hour, but because I'll be in bed a little earlier.



    i know what you are saying but i dont understand where you are getting these figures from and how you know what hours they are counting......either way its for an hour and millions of people in hundred or so countries will be taking part......as i mentioned before it may not be a lot in the larger scheme of things but the point being made is about people taking personal responsibility for energy conservation and getting people talking about it like we are doing now:thumbsup:

    casparwhite;8177012

    i know what you are saying but i dont understand where you are getting … i know what you are saying but i dont understand where you are getting these figures from and how you know what hours they are counting......either way its for an hour and millions of people in hundred or so countries will be taking part......as i mentioned before it may not be a lot in the larger scheme of things but the point being made is about people taking personal responsibility for energy conservation and getting people talking about it like we are doing now:thumbsup:



    yep, the point is that people should try to save energy etc. But I don't like the way they claim to be the cause of the energy saved when it would've been saved anyway.

    It's kinda like me taking credit for saving energy by telling people to turn their heating off during the summer. That energy would've been saved anyway.

    I wonder if anyone has found out how much energy was saved on the night clocks go forward before earth hour started a few years ago???

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    Benjimoron;8177106

    yep, the point is that people should try to save energy etc. But I don't … yep, the point is that people should try to save energy etc. But I don't like the way they claim to be the cause of the energy saved when it would've been saved anyway.It's kinda like me taking credit for saving energy by telling people to turn their heating off during the summer. That energy would've been saved anyway. I wonder if anyone has found out how much energy was saved on the night clocks go forward before earth hour started a few years ago???



    i dont get where you are coming from with this statement?

    its an hour where millions of people are making a conscious effort to all turn the lights or whatever off......they do...... they werent all gonna turn them off otherwise. like i said its about people taking personal responsibility

    casparwhite;8177179

    i dont get where you are coming from with this statement?its an hour … i dont get where you are coming from with this statement?its an hour where millions of people are making a conscious effort to all turn the lights or whatever off......they do...... they werent all gonna turn them off otherwise. like i said its about people taking personal responsibility



    But the figures are skewed because many people would go to bed early that night anyway, it makes it virtually impossible to see what effect (if any) earth hour has had. If they did it on another night then it would be a fair test, as it is they just want the best figure, and that is one that is contributed to by the fact that the clocks go forward.

    The other important factor is whether all the advertising etc causes the effect to go the other way. Very difficult thing to work out that.

    How about all them that want to make a concious effort do not breathe for the whole hour? that way they will produce even less co2. Surprised they want people to produce less co2 anyway they may lose out on vast amounts with carbon trading

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    Tonight

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    Anyone got the candles ready?

    I might give it a go :thumbsup:

    DLM;8223654

    Anyone got the candles ready?I might give it a go :thumbsup:



    No, but i have got the PS3 ready

    Banned

    DarkKnight;8223701

    No, but i have got the PS3 ready



    Better than nothing :thumbsup:
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