Friday, March 27, 2009

Turning out the lights to fight Climate Change : Earth Hour 2009

EARTH HOUR - SATURDAY 28, 2009 - 8 H 30 P.M.

"Earth Hour is a symbolic event. Turning off our lights for an hour won’t stop climate change but it does demonstrate that our individual action is important and adds up to make a big difference. More importantly, it sends a very powerful message to government and world leaders that people want policies and regulations put in place that can achieve meaningful emission reduction to help fight climate change." -

Hi everyone!

So, this is something I'm proud to be a part of this year and I invite everyone to join in! Last year, 30 countries participated and over 150 coties across the globe signed up. In Canada alone, 10 million people turned off their lights in a planetary stand, sending a message to everyone that Climate Change and Global warming is something we all play a part in and have to work to overturn.


At 8 h 30 p.m., turn off the light and light some candles. What are we doing? My friends and I are coming together at my house and having a chess tournament by candle light... I have a feeling it may last longer than an hour for us! LOL!
What will you do?


In Canada, you stand a chance to win a Trip for 2 to Chruchill Manitoba to go visit the Polar Bears. Did you know that only 25,000 polar bears are left on earth? Multiple countries are banning together to try and finally put them on the endangered list. Here is a wrap up of the effects of global warming on the polar bear population according to Nature Canada :

"Global warming is melting the polar ice caps, robbing polar bears of the ice floes they need to hunt prey. As the annual sea ice melts, polar bears are forced ashore to spend their summers fasting. If the Arctic ice cap continues to melt sooner and form later, polar bears will become too thin to reproduce and they will become extinct by the end of this century.

The polar bear's home – the Arctic – is experiencing the effects of global warming more than any other place. Temperatures in the Arctic are rising at almost twice the rate of that of the rest of the world, and this is threatening to place the entire Arctic ecosystem in jeopardy.

Arctic sea ice is shrinking by what appears to be a greater rate every year – sea ice that not only provides hunting ground for polar bears, but shelter and transportation for seals, walrus, arctic foxes, and the Inuit people. The underside provides a surface for algae that support cod, char, beluga, and narwhal. The white sea ice also has a cooling effect on climate by reflecting light away from Earth's surface. As it melts, the global warming advances even more quickly. "

Share with me your thoughts and ideas and please join us on satruday night!