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Earth hour – sorta

Last night was the observation of “Earth Hour,” when people supposedly turned out their lights between 8:30 and 9:30 to symbolically save energy and save the earth. The newspapers today crowed about Mumbai’s success in this endeavor:

For one hour on Saturday, between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm, the city dimmed its lights to mark the fifth annual Earth Hour. Families switched off their TVs and electrical appliances; in many restaurants diners ate in candlelight; and heritage buildings plunged into darkness to help save 103 mega watts (MW) of power—the highest ever since Mumbai joined the world in observing Earth Hour in 2008.

However, judging from our observations from the rooftop, there wasn’t a whole lot of darkness to be seen. Most of the town blazed away (s0 to speak), pretty oblivious to the eco-observation going on. Even the newspaper headlines were pretty ironic: “Earth Hour: In darkness, Mumbai shines.”

Of course the worst was the picture that was in the print edition of the newspaper today. Really looks like Mumbai is doing its part!!

Mumbai Earth Hour


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