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    'Earth Hour' to plunge millions into darkness
    New 9:15PM Friday March 28, 2008

    New Zealand will plunge the world into darkness tomorrow - or at least a sprinkling of cities in affluent nations - when it kicks off a symbolic "Earth Hour" to raise awareness about global warming.

    Christchurch is the official start point for a switch-off of the lights on major landmarks, buildings and private homes for one hour, starting at 8pm in most of the world's 24 timezones.

    The project, begun last year by a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) worker, Andy Ridley, initially programmed 26 cities to dim their lights.

    But a surge of enthusiasm by the public and politicians around the world has lined up at least 371 cities, towns and other local governments to participate from tomorrow night.

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    Does that mean I have to cook dinner in the dark?

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    Only if by cooking you mean make salad, cos they'll be cutting all the power off! I wonder if this is enforced or whether they are depending on people just turning their lights off? Cos we certainly havent been warned about any power outages!!
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    No!!! Blimey you lot Peeps are being politely asked to turn off their lights for an hour that's all. Come on it's for the planet, show allegiance
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    I know Dawn, he's such a spong, really

    Hmm.... I hope the emergency room at the hospital has their lights on to treat me when I go there after cutting both my legs off with a vair vair sharp bread knife, whilst trying to cook my dinner in the dark

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    Oh hell......I hope the house doesn't burn down because a candle tipped over and set the furnishings alight.
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    Don't be silly MB, we're not using candles - we're just going to burn the sofa on an indoor campfire and sing songs by the light of the silvery moon (which has been vair vair bright as of late I must add)

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    That's OK then.






    Just hope you don't have a cloudy night or the vair vair bright moon won't be much use.
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    A bit more about it. Don't see the Middle East mentioned in all this. Now this is one region that really needs to cut back in its cities.
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    .....Its only one day right?

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