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Posted on Mar 27, 2008

Actor Jeremy Piven wants you to turn your lights off. Especially you, Atlanta. It’s part of a global campaign to raise awareness about climate change.

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By Curious George, April 18, 2008 at 3:56 pm Link to this comment
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http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2008/04/city_spends_3000_to_shut_off_l.php

Good article on the negative impact of Earth Hour in the Phoenix area.

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By Paracelsus, March 30, 2008 at 3:53 pm Link to this comment

Global warming is just another scam. If this were a real issue to get behind then the media wouldn’t be promoting it as a problem. The real problem is genetic mdoifciation of crops and animals. As this is the real environmental issue, the media will ignore it.

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By cyrena, March 27, 2008 at 4:57 pm Link to this comment

Believe it or not TheEnd, relatively speaking, (and relative IS the key word here) Los Angeles doesn’t require the same enegy needed for HEAT, (or even cooling the air) as many other places of similar geographics require.

That’s not to say that they don’t use too much energy for other things, but overall, heating and cooling are major usurpers of energy that aren’t as required for Los Angeles proper.

As a native to the area, I was blown away at the huge difference in my energy needs when I moved from there to Texas. The average Los Angeles home doesn’t require cooling (at least not more than maybe 20 days out of the year) and are even fewer times of the year that they really require that much heat.

I grew up without air conditioning in any of our homes, and I would have died in Texas without it. Same with the heat. Maybe an hour in the mornings, and that’s the extent of it. Needless to say, other parts of the country need to use a lot more of it.

So, relatively speaking…there’s not as much use there.

As for the entertainment industry, how do you figure their producing is such a big energy user for the entire country? YOU don’t have to watch any of that stuff you know.

(I never have).

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By Rowdy, March 27, 2008 at 4:20 pm Link to this comment
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If everyone turns off their lights, televisions, radios and everything else for that one hour, it won’t matter if LA continues with their productions now will it?

Turn out for EARTH DAY.
03/29/2008, 8:00pm PDT
...peace

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By TheEnd, March 27, 2008 at 9:57 am Link to this comment
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I see Los Angeles is not on that list.  I guess people in LA don’t use much energy.  I mean, no one should expect, say, the entertainment industry to spare an hour from producing “America’s Next Top Model.”  Forget climate change, I need utter dedication to reality TV production.  It makes my world a better place - TheEnd

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