Turn your lights off in 5 hours time for 5 minutes. You can still turn your lights off now and at any time in the future.
Note: The following was emailed to me, by a trusted personal acquaintance, today. I Edited only to add links and an image.
Participate in the biggest mobilization of Citizens Against Global Warming!
The Alliance for the Planet (a group of environmental associations including GreenPeace) is calling on all citizens to create 5 minutes of electrical rest for the planet. http://www.lalliance.fr
People all over the world should turn off their lights and electrical appliances on the first of February 2007, between 1.55 pm and 2.00 pm in New York, 18.55 for London, and 19.55 for Paris, Bruxelles, and Italy. 1.55pm in Ottawa and 10.55am on the Pacific Coast of North America. Click here for world clock.
Five minutes of electrical down time for the planet: this does not take long, and costs nothing, and will show all political leaders that global warming is an issue that needs to come first and foremost in political debate.
Why February 1?
This is the day when the new UN report on global climate change will come out in Paris.
This event affects us all, involves us all, and provides an occasion to show how important an issue global warming is to us. If we all participate, this action can have real media and political weight. Please circulate this call, to your utmost ability, to your network.
Unplug yourself – take 5!
World Disaster IMAGES
UPDATE – The UN report on global climate change is being discussed around the internet.
From The Star – U.N. panel blames humans for warming From the CBC.ca – Climate change report to say global warming ‘very likely’ man-made From Monsters & Critics – France turns off lights to highlight global warming From France24.com – The lights went out at major tourist attractions across western Europe for five minutes, including the Eiffel Tower and Rome’s Colosseum, to raise awareness about climate change.
â€¦and a Catch 22 from Online Opinion – Reef may benefit from global warming