So the UN is calling on everyone to go dark for an hour on Saturday (tomorrow) evening in order to help raise awareness and curb “global warming”.
In what it’s calling a “vote for the future of planet Earth,” the World Wildlife Fund wants every light in the world to go dark for one hour on Saturday as a symbolic gesture to call for action on climate change.
It's called Earth Hour — and among the places where the lights will go out are the Eiffel Tower, the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, the Pyramids of Giza and Niagara Falls.
And, for the first time in the event's three-year existence, the New York headquarters of the United Nations will also go dark, a move officials say will save a whopping $102, a figure that fluctuated wildly when requested from U.N. officials.
Earth Hour — 8:30 to 9:30 p.m in every time zone on the planet — promises to be “the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change ever attempted," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said earlier this month.
For my part, I will turn on every light in my house and probably bake something in my oven and prepare a late dinner on my stove while running my dishwasher and doing my laundry and checking my email on my computer while watching TV as I wait for the food to finish cooking. Heck, I might even squeeze in a quick shower. And if I do, I certainly would not want to get chilled so I will turn up the heat.