The Truth Behind Earth Hour

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Earth Hour is an annual international event, organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This event actually asked us to think about what else we could be doing to make a difference to save our Earth. Countries that participate will switch off their lights for one hour to display a universal commitment to protect the one thing that unites us the entire planet. Unfortunately, most of us do not notice that this campaign will bring side effects, if we as a citizen participate in this campaign in a wrong way. Hence, the campaigns of Earth Hour has innumerable uses and like all campaigns, it has its drawbacks which encompass negative impact on human activities, enhancing energy reduction as well as releasing emission to the environment and perception of people about Earth Hour. One of its drawbacks is it encompassed of negative impact on human activities. The favourite activities of the youth when they participate in this campaign is that they prefer to hold activities that are harmful to the earth rather than save the earth. For example, they will go to a concert to celebrate this event in the wrong way. “Just do a”, (2011) says that there are also some families or couples who like to make a candlelight dinner. Indirectly, they have increased carbon dioxide emissions because for all activities that conducted will use transportation and hence it will burn more petrol and release more carbon dioxide (“Just do a”, 2011).Besides, candlelight dinner activities will also have an adverse effect because it will liberate carbon dioxide and air pollutants such as soot when burning the candle . People should think about the pros and cons when they do something. They cannot arbitrarily create activities to celebrate this event which ultimatel... ... middle of paper ... ... the proper way. Therefore, this campaign will achieve their aim. Works Cited Earth Hour ‘will not cut carbon emissions’, (2010, March 27). Retrieved 2011, December 18 from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatchange/7527469/Earth-Hour-will-not-cut-carbon-emissions.html Just do a ‘kind act’ to celebrate Earth Hour, (2011). Retrieved 2011, December 18 from http://thestaronline.com Stubborn, M., (2009, March 27), Burning Candles: Earth Hour, candles and carbon. Retrieved 2011, December 18 from www.stubbornmule.net/2009/03/burning-candles/ Weston, L., (n.d), Earth Hour, candles and carbon. Retrieved 2011, December 18 from http://enochthered.wordpress.com/2008/03/31/earth-hour-candles-and-carbon/ WWF, (n.d), Earth Hour 2011: Frequently asked question. Retrieved 2011, December 18 from www.worldwildlife.org/sites/earthhour/faq.html
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