Saturday, March 29, 2008

One Hour to Help Save the Planet

1 comment:

Gregarius said...

From the video: "2.2 million people turned off their lights, a 10.2% energy reduction in the city, that's equivalent to taking 48,000 cars off the road."

What do these numbers really mean? 10.2% energy reduction? 2.2 million people only resulted in a 10% reduction? That doesn't seem like very much. More than half the population of Sydney (4.2 million) only affected one tenth of the power consumption? Then what's the point? Clearly someone besides the common people should be called to task.

And "taking 48,000 cars off the road"? For how long? A day? An hour? Forever?

Don't get me wrong, I'm completely in favor of reducing our energy consumption. I will gladly participate in this hour. But these statistics are meaningless without context.