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Earth Hour

Climate change is perhaps the most significant issue facing our planet today. We are beginning to witness dramatic impacts as a result of the amount of carbon we load into the atmosphere. To alter the current course of climate change we must act now.

That's why you are invited to join thousands of your Chicago friends, neighbors and businesses and millions of people around the world to make a bold statement about climate change on March 29 from 8 to 9 p.m local time.

Turn out your lights for one hour. Earth Hour.

As World Wildlife Fund's flagship city for the United States, Chicago, a leader in environmental initiatives, is encouraging its residents across the region to make the pledge to help fight global warming by voluntarily turning off their lights for 60 minutes. Signature skyscrapers, key landmarks, theater marquees and shops on the Magnificent Mile will voluntarily turn off their lights.

ComEd, the northern Illinois power utility, is a major sponsor of Earth Hour.

Earth Hour's not just about cutting back for one hour. It's about taking a stand and thinking ahead about what you, your neighbors and your city can do to slow climate change.

Seize the Earth Hour moment and change some of your outdated energy-wasting light bulbs to new, efficient and inexpensive compact fluorescents. Think of other ways you can cut your energy usage and trim your electric bill after Earth Hour has passed.

One person can make a difference. Cities, working together, can change the world.

One hour, Chicago. Earth Hour.

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Yeah, while at it, jump on the bandwagon of everyone not buying gas the same day, to try to decrease the prices

Gimme a break

Climate change is nothing new. It's been happening for as long as this planet been around.
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I'm glad people are paying attention to what is happening to the planet, to make a real impact, everyone has to reduce their footprint on the planet, every second, minute, hour, day, week, month and year. Act locally, think globally.

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I'm glad people are paying attention to what is happening to the planet, to make a real impact, everyone has to reduce their footprint on the planet, every second, minute, hour, day, week, month and year. Act locally, think globally.
It's much easier, and apparently much more popular, to blame it on Al Gore.

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Yeah, while at it, jump on the bandwagon of everyone not buying gas the same day, to try to decrease the prices

Gimme a break

Climate change is nothing new. It's been happening for as long as this planet been around.
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I absolutely believe in climate change. It is going to be 46 degrees today and tomorrow it's going to be 47 degrees, and it's our fault.

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Yeah, while at it, jump on the bandwagon of everyone not buying gas the same day, to try to decrease the prices

Gimme a break

Climate change is nothing new. It's been happening for as long as this planet been around.
True, but since the industrial revolution we've impacted climate change more drastically.

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Yeah, while at it, jump on the bandwagon of everyone not buying gas the same day, to try to decrease the prices

Gimme a break

Climate change is nothing new. It's been happening for as long as this planet been around.
I used to think the same thing. Then my baby was born and I really started to think about what it will be like for her.

See if you change when your baby is born?

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Im participating, and so are my offices.

I'll be passing the time with DOIN' IT.

and...you should too.

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I'm glad people are paying attention to what is happening to the planet, to make a real impact, everyone has to reduce their footprint on the planet, every second, minute, hour, day, week, month and year. Act locally, think globally.
Lemme remind you what you quoted in your thought of the day :

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is like trying to take the master carpenter's place.
When you handle the master carpenter's tools,
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True, but since the industrial revolution we've impacted climate change more drastically.
We impacted the climate change more drastically than what? The previous four or more major ice ages this planet had?
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All the global warming hype is a play to put restrictions on China and get them to play by the rules. To make it more costly for them to operate businesses. To create inroads to stop their currency manipulation. China's stance continues to be "you had your industrial revolution, let us have ours. Leave us alone.".

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My one and only post: What a complete and utter speculative, unfounded and political/monetary driven effort this whole nonsensical "green" movement is.

Take a look through history at climate change and swing...from temps 30deg warmer than today to the entire globe being covered by a mile thick layer of ice. The last 10,000 years have been the steadiest in earth's history, and we're do for major change...

...BTW, any minor impacts of our ridiculously tiny contribution of "greenhouse" gases as compared to volcanoes and thermal vents will only temporarily delay the pending re-emergence of another ice age. Most climatologists put the northern hemisphere back under 1000 feet of ice within 15,000 years.

As an Environmental Engineer, the haphazard tossing around of scientific "data and fact" regarding the climate is a travesty to scientific method everywhere. People need to research Earth's history, and the magnitude of change and associated variable adjustments to critical climatological parameters. The whole thing is typical of today's tendency to jump to conclusions and shock value stories. It's completely ridiculous.

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Al Gore invented global warming.

Didn't he lay claim to inventing something else? What the hell was it?


I am working to reduce my energy consumption for one reason only. The shit is too fucking expensive to waste now.
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I'm glad people are paying attention to what is happening to the planet, to make a real impact, everyone has to reduce their footprint on the planet, every second, minute, hour, day, week, month and year. Act locally, think globally.
This coming from someone who own 4 c02 spewing bikes, a turbocharged 2 seater (not an efficient people mover), a big house for 3 people, and the rolling toaster...

get a job ya hippie!!!

Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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I just want to say something real quick... Since you know most of Chicago's energy comes from the Byron nuclear station.

Let me rephrase that. NUCLEAR STATION. Turning your damn lights off isn't going to change a thing, stop being silly and do something that'll actually make an impact if you care.

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I hate to say it, but I have been burning take-offs and old tires since noon today chugging beers and throwing the bottles in there too. I honestly didn't know today was Earth Day.
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I just want to say something real quick... Since you know most of Chicago's energy comes from the Byron nuclear station.

Let me rephrase that. NUCLEAR STATION. Turning your damn lights off isn't going to change a thing, stop being silly and do something that'll actually make an impact if you care.
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Not only did they do the voluntary "black-out" but I guess in all there infinate wisdom they decided to do involuntary ones to! I work 3rd shift 12a to 8a and the city started "rolling black-outs" at night for 1 hour stretches so from 12:15a til 1:15a we had no power at work now normally this would be cause for celebration but it REALLY SUXS! when you are working under a 500,000lb locomotive and the lights go out with no warning. It gets really dark lol.
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I just want to say something real quick... Since you know most of Chicago's energy comes from the Byron nuclear station.


Hey is that true? The hippies say that Chicago is powered by a coal plant. I just want to confirm it.


btw how many people got robbed during the turn-out-your-lights hour?

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We impacted the climate change more drastically than what? The previous four or more major ice ages this planet had?
The amount of CO2 we have released in the last century out paces any natural changes before.

Pladin is dead on, it will probably impact you very little but your kids and grandkids?
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The amount of CO2 we have released in the last century out paces any natural changes before.

Pladin is dead on, it will probably impact you very little but your kids and grandkids?
That statement is completely and utterly incorrect.

Take a look at the gaseous output for the duration of the Carboniferous, Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods...people really need to research their facts before making blanket statements like that. Our TINY little impact may delay the inevitable coming of the next ice age for a brief period, but not for long.

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BTW, 95% of the coal and oil we use is from organic matter laid down during the aptly named "Carboniferous" period...when the global climate was 30deg warmer than today and most of the planet resembled the Okefenokee Swamp.

...the glaciers as they sit today are remnants of the still melting ice age of 10,000 years ago...that's what is so comical when people talk about the "receding glaciers!"...it's comical, they've been receding for thousands of years!!

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That statement is completely and utterly incorrect.

Take a look at the gaseous output for the duration of the Carboniferous, Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods...people really need to research their facts before making blanket statements like that. Our TINY little impact may delay the inevitable coming of the next ice age for a brief period, but not for long.

Reactionary science is a dangerous methodology.
I disagree, look at the rate we are releasing it. I am not talking about the total amount in the atmosphere which is also at a very high level.

You really think the next ice age is our biggest fear here?

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