Earth Hour: millions prepare to switch off the lights


The Guardian, by Jessica Aldred.

Thousands of cities and towns across the world, including major landmarks, to turn off lights to show concern for the environment

Earth Hour is here again, and WWF is calling on hundreds of millions of people in thousands of cities and towns around the world to switch off their lights for an hour at 8.30pm local time on Saturday 23 March to show their concern for the environment. (...)

This year, Prof Bjorn Lomborg, a prominent critic of the economic cost of dealing with climate change, has warned the gesture will do little to help the planet and gives people the wrong impression about how to address climate issues. (...)

22 Mar 2013

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