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'Earth Hour' gives a chance to take stand against global warmin...

There are 27 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 29, 2008, titled 'Earth Hour' gives a chance to take stand against global warmin.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

For their first meal as husband and wife, the lights in the ballroom were dimmed Saturday as hundreds of white votive candles provided a romantic glow.

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Matt

Cremorne, Australia

#1 Mar 30, 2008
Just research the origins of WWF.
Ken

Portland, OR

#3 Mar 30, 2008
Global warming awareness my foot! When someone counters the National Center for Policy Analysis I'll listen. Their study (A panel of statisticians chaired by Edward J. Wegman, of George Mason University) shows thats show accuracy in only 17 of 127 (13.3%) climate principles/rules used by the IPCC for predictions.

3,000 scientific robots say no to global warming. 1.4 × 10^21 kg of ocean water versus 5.1480×10^18 kg of atmosphere can show that, plus the thermal properties of liquid versus gas.

Climate scientist Dr. Ben Herman, past director of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics and former Head of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona says you're wrong.

Former Colorado State Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke, Sr., presently senior scientist at the University of Colorado in Boulder says you are wrong.

So do astronomer Dr. Ian Wilson, Brookhaven National Lab scientist Stephen Schwartz, Anastasios A. Tsonis, Kyle Swanson, and Sergey Kravtsov: Atmospheric Sciences Group, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Do your research Monique Garcia, the good people of Chicago deserve it.

Ken (I turned all my lights on at 8PM-9PM)
Portland, OR
pisanorama

San Francisco, CA

#4 Mar 30, 2008
really, what does one hour prove? why can't this be done through all hours of the night (and day for that matter)? why are the responsible allowed only one hour of twenty four? too few people will be aware of the earth "hour". i say we make this a nightly occurrence which will only then spread awareness, even if it's merely through curiosity.
Chuck Buick

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 30, 2008
It was hard ironing my Wrangler Jeans in the dark. It was like the Jeans had a mind of there own and ironed on autopilot! USA! USA! USA! USA!
Ray the Spike Gromaldi

Hammond, IN

#6 Mar 30, 2008
I HAD EVERY LIGHT ON IN THE HOUSE, STARTED THE CARS, STARTED THE SNOW BLOWERS, TURNED THE HEAT UP TO 85 DEGREES and so on and so on. Now I just read plastics are destroying our oceans. How about we take all of these extremists and DUMP THEM in the oceans.
Babs

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#7 Mar 30, 2008
So, if the science is wrong and we lessen our dependency on oil, see the stars, start to walk up stairs and lose a few pounds, develop new technologies and jobs to fuel the future, what's wrong with that? Must we stay stuck with the old way - 100 year old style light bulbs vs CF; coal vs wind or solar; plug in or hybrid vs gas? What's wrong with progress? Where's the loss for that thought process? Do people really see some sort of gain in remaining stuck in the same old way of doing things?
eddie shore

United States

#8 Mar 30, 2008
Ray the Spike Gromaldi wrote:
I HAD EVERY LIGHT ON IN THE HOUSE, STARTED THE CARS, STARTED THE SNOW BLOWERS, TURNED THE HEAT UP TO 85 DEGREES and so on and so on. Now I just read plastics are destroying our oceans. How about we take all of these extremists and DUMP THEM in the oceans.
you must have been celebrating the hawks victory
cal varnson

Hammond, IN

#9 Mar 30, 2008
Solar energy was the way to go for homes. Then Amoco was saying it was not worth it. They had a huge solar collector powering one of their gas stations about 50 miles outside Chicago. It powered everything. If there was not enough power it would switch to the appropriate electric or gas utility. Not too long ago they tore it down. Guess who owns most of of the solar energy companies? Do I have to say it. Let's all go solar and then the extremists can say that our sun is depleting because it is not getting the necessary bounce back energy from the earth. Your CF lights suck, throw horrible cold light, and WILL NOT last as long as they are supposed to. How about good products right out of the box instead of the BS garbage all of you are so happy to pay five times the cost for over what is currently being utilized.
Ray the Spike Gromaldi

Hammond, IN

#10 Mar 30, 2008
eddie shore wrote:
<quoted text> you must have been celebrating the hawks victory
Very good. That was funny and because of that I am backing off on you guys and hope your team does well. Caio.
eddie shore

United States

#11 Mar 30, 2008
Ray the Spike Gromaldi wrote:
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Very good. That was funny and because of that I am backing off on you guys and hope your team does well. Caio.
Truce feel free to rip me on every other post but the hawks ty ray
Ray the Spike Gromaldi

Hammond, IN

#12 Mar 30, 2008
Fair enough, I won't rip on the Hawks any more. I had dealings with Bill Wirtz and just did not like the guy. Hope the team salvages the year and moves on to a better future.
jessica

Bronx, NY

#13 Mar 30, 2008
Earth hour will help the become a better place and make us believe that we still have a chance to fight global warming
Andrea

Alsip, IL

#14 Mar 30, 2008
Will one hour help? i have been trying for two years now to have people notice global warming. I will being doing this for the rest of my life. But we all need to think about it...one hour? Why not the whole night? We should be doing this almost everyday at least. Think of ur grandchildren or great-grandkids having to deal with the problems that we are recreating, ourselves.
Earth Hour should have helped you notice that there is a fighting chance against global warming.
Chris

United States

#15 Mar 30, 2008
Babs wrote:
So, if the science is wrong and we lessen our dependency on oil, see the stars, start to walk up stairs and lose a few pounds, develop new technologies and jobs to fuel the future, what's wrong with that? Must we stay stuck with the old way - 100 year old style light bulbs vs CF; coal vs wind or solar; plug in or hybrid vs gas? What's wrong with progress? Where's the loss for that thought process? Do people really see some sort of gain in remaining stuck in the same old way of doing things?
Well, there aren't too many oil fired generators out there....most of them are either coal or natural gas..or nuclear. so turning off your lights for an hour doesn't have any impact on the amount of oil used in this country
John Spencer

Coulee Dam, WA

#16 Mar 30, 2008
What a crock of crap, but if it makes you feel good by all means do it. In reality there is no excuse for 16000 lights to be on a ferris wheel when it's not in operation. For that matter let's cancell all night time sports. You can play baseball and football during daylight hours.
Chris

United States

#17 Mar 30, 2008
First off, Earth hour didn't save anything. Anyone who knows anything about electrical generation can reasonably assume that Exelon or anyone else didn't decrease the amount of fuel into their generators for only an hour of loss load....especially since all that load was expected to be on in an hour anyhow. (It takes the generators a long time to respond to the difference of loads, and one hour isn't a big enough time frame to slow down and then speed up the big rotating pieces of metal) So, I assure everyone that all the generators stayed at their normal loading, however, since demand was lowered, all the excess just burned off due to the resistivity of the lines. In other words, if you didn't use electricity for that hour, you contributed to wasting the coal or natural gas that was burned to create it.
Chris

United States

#18 Mar 30, 2008
I forgot to mention all the dopes that think they were doing good for the environment by lighting candles. Don't candles emit the same gasses as coal fired power plants....so in addition to wasting the amount energy created for electricity, we also contributed to global warming(if you believe we are responsible for it in the first place, but that's another discussion) by burning candles (yes, candle wax is a carbon burning molecule and therefore emits co2 when it's burned)
Realist

Aliso Viejo, CA

#19 Mar 30, 2008
This global warming nonsense is as much of a scam as the "conserve water" nonsense of a couple of decades back.
u gotta be kidding

Melrose Park, IL

#20 Mar 30, 2008
Andrea wrote:
Will one hour help? i have been trying for two years now to have people notice global warming. I will being doing this for the rest of my life. But we all need to think about it...one hour? Why not the whole night? We should be doing this almost everyday at least. Think of ur grandchildren or great-grandkids having to deal with the problems that we are recreating, ourselves.
Earth Hour should have helped you notice that there is a fighting chance against global warming.
perhaps you should look into the costs of fighting this natural phenomenon. there isn't enough money in the world to make a difference.
Tic

Mount Prospect, IL

#21 Mar 30, 2008
not long ago I went to a concert at Governor's State University
it was in the evening on a weekend
no classes were in session
but many classrooms lights were on the library was closed but all the light were on.
here at the Colleges where the global warming brain trust is could lead be example, but in this case tax dollars
are paying the electric bills so why bother?

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