08 Mar '11, 10pm

It's still worth switching off the light during Earth Hour

Every time Earth Hour rolls around - this year it falls on March 26 - the world seems to split into two camps: One that starts digging out their candles and organising groups to sit and have picnics in the dark, and the other that claims it does more harm than good. Some say Earth Hour demonises electricity. They say that electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the last century and that we should be celebrating how it has changed our lives. Environmental activists remind us that burning paraffin wax candles or using battery-run torches during Earth Hour causes just about as much or even more carbon emissions that harm the Earth. And then there is that general cloud of gloom reminding us that, though we love to buy into the message that every little effort makes a difference, we all secretly know that the survival of our Earth is not in our hands but...

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