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Bangkokians urged to switch off and join global Earth Hour

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Bangkokians urged to switch off and join global Earth Hour

By The Nation

 

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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has invited offices and the general public to join "60+ Earth Hour 2019", by turning off unused electrical appliances and lights for one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on March 30.

 

The BMA has been part of Earth Hour since 2008, where people in key landmarks across the world have switched off their lights to show their concern for the planet. 

 

Deputy BMA Governor Jakkapan Pewngarm told a press conference on Wednesday that the BMA is joining 262 organisations to participate in the event.

Bangkok's main celebration venue will be Central World plaza in Pathumwan district on March 30. 

 

Ahead of the day, various district offices will hold related activities, such as a march, a bicycle riding activity and a plant growing activity from March 25.

 

Jakkapan also said last year's event, in which 121 organisations and establishments took part, was a success with 2,002 megawatt reduction in power usage during the lights-off hour which was calculated to have a cash value of Bt7.86 million or a reduction of 1,026 tons of carbon dioxide.

 

During a decade of its involvement in Earth Hour, the BMA had succeeded in reducing a total of 10,259 tons of carbon dioxide or Bt64.78 million money saved, Jakkapan said.

 

Started as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now celebrated in 188 countries as a global moment of solidarity and action to save the planet.

 

Full story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30366212

 

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Wow!! So much saved energy from shutting off for just one hour.

    Imagine how much could be saved if we shut down for one week, one month...or a whole year.

   Good idea also if all jet aircraft are permanently grounded and airports closed.  I’m sure Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio will lead by example. 

   Let’s all save the planet folks. Why stop at just one hour?? 

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Earth hour might actually be bad, precisely because it only lasts one hour forcing power plants to quickly respond to change in demands:

 

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… I have three big problems with Earth Hour and the message it sends. First, some people are going to be very easily disillusioned when they find out that Earth Hour doesn’t actually do anything — on its own — to combat climate change. In fact, in places where lots of people participate, there might even be a small, temporary uptick in emissions. When fossil fuel power plants are forced to rapidly increase or decrease the amount of electricity they produce, they also produce more emissions, just as your car burns more gasoline if you’re rapidly accelerating and decelerating than if you maintain a constant speed.

 

So, when everybody turns the lights back on at the end of Earth Hour, it means that some coal and natural gas power plants will have to quickly work extra hard to meet that sudden increase in demand. In order to do that, they produce more emissions than they otherwise would have. Now, just as turning your lights off for an hour won’t save the planet, this short-term increase in the emissions output of a few power plants won’t seal our fate, either. Yet there is a real risk that discovering this fact will convince some people to mistrust any effort to get them to change their energy-use behavior. ...

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/maggie-koerthbaker/earth-hour_b_1390247.html

 

 

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Some idiots in our soi still have their Christmas lights on!

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Jinger ben all year long.

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Tourist are the worst <deleted> off out all day and leave the A/C running and have it on with all the doors and windows open I tell them the garden dont need cooling down and down to 18 degree's

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17 hours ago, Krataiboy said:

Some idiots in our soi still have their Christmas lights on!

Tell them it's bad luck

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