It'll be lights out Chicago, and Toronto and so on

So, usually I leave the political stuff to Harry, but since this information segues nicely with his post on the disappointing Bali climate conference, here's a quickie update on a blustery Sunday night.Frustrated by the glacial pace of ongoing global climate initiatives that Harry does of good job of summarizing in the blog referenced above, a number of cities have joined Sydney, Australia, in an effort called Earth Hour 2008.

So, usually I leave the political stuff to Harry, but since this information segues nicely with his post on the disappointing Bali climate conference, here's a quickie update on a blustery Sunday night.

Frustrated by the glacial pace of ongoing global climate initiatives that Harry does of good job of summarizing in the blog referenced above, a number of cities have joined Sydney, Australia, in an effort called Earth Hour 2008.

This year, Sydney made a powerful statement about global warming by dousing its lights for one hour. And on March 29, 2008, it will repeat the hour of darkness. Only this time, the city will be joined by capital cities around the world including Copenhagen, Toronto, Chicago, Melbourne, Brisbane, Tel Aviv and Manila. Turning out the lights isn't the only thing these cities are doing, of course, but turning out the lights in a major city skyline certainly makes a statement.

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