Blinded by the Light
NEW YORK – On the evening of March 23, 1.3 billion people will go without light at 8:30, and at 9:30, and at 10:30, and for the rest of the night – just like every other night of the year. With no access to electricity, darkness after sunset is a constant reality for these people.
On the same evening, another billion will participate in the environmental event “Earth Hour” by turning off their lights from 8:30-9:30. (...)