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Earth Hour At An Airport?  
User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1228 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

Is there any possibility for turning off unnecessary lights at an airport ? Are there any airports that will celebrate the earth hour today?


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

Quoting KFlyer (Thread starter):
Are there any airports that will celebrate the earth hour today?

The whole thing is just a joke.



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User currently offlinebobloblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 1):
The whole thing is just a joke.

its a religion


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 2):

its a religion

Yeah, it seems so.

I cannot believe that people will really switch off all lights. I mean what do they think they do? Save the world?



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User currently offlinepspfan From Netherlands, joined Mar 2008, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1672 times:
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AMS will participate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=NL&v=nenPuY-YUYI

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User currently offlinercair1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1327 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1594 times:
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Quoting pspfan (Reply 4):
AMS will participate

As I would expect of the dutch - at least those in the city.

My most vivid memory of earthday was when I was a child and we had to go do "something" for earthday. The school bus got stuck.

BTW - we were all being indoctrinated on GLOBAL COOLING. We were being told that by 1990's we would be living in a frozen wasteland because of man's activities causing the globe to cool.

I'm more educated (Ph.D. Engineer) and informed today. If it wasn't so silly I'd celebrate by turning on all my lights for the day. That would be petty tho - so I will just ignore it and continue to do things that make rational and scientific sense. Resource conservation makes sense. Irrational fear mongering based on questionable science does not.



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User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

LAX will be turning the lights off on the large 'LAX' letters on the roads leading into the airport.


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User currently offlinePacNWJet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

Quoting pspfan (Reply 4):
AMS will participate.
Quoting jetblast (Reply 6):
LAX will be turning the lights off on the large 'LAX' letters on the roads leading into the airport

If these are unnecessary lights, and if turning them off for one day saves energy and reduces the impact on the environment, why don't airports and other entities turning off lights for Earth Day turn off these lights permanently?


User currently offlineHansHubers From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

I'm at AMS right now, but they only diffused 1/4 of all lights...


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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5728 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
I cannot believe that people will really switch off all lights. I mean what do they think they do? Save the world?

Not sure about that, but once they're done feeling good about themselves they certainly will cause a major headache to grid operators all over the world to balance it all out when everything comes back online within couple of minutes.
BTW, has anyone from those participating spared a thought on how much unnecessary CO2 gets released from all those candles?  


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1111 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 1):
The whole thing is just a joke.

I agree.

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 2):
its a religion

I agree.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
I cannot believe that people will really switch off all lights.

Tonight at 8:30PM I switched on all the lights in my place for the hour.

Back on topic - Earth Hour At An Airport

Changi Airport (Singapore) does it every year.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport
Earth Hour at Lobby Lounge
31 Mar 2012 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
http://eventful.com/singapore/events...r-lobby-lounge-/E0-001-047133522-2

If you haven't made any plans this Saturday, why not come to Changi Airport? Ice Age 2 will be screened at Terminal 3 check-in row 11. We will also dim the terminal lights at 8.30pm for Earth Hour so you'll have a rare chance to see Changi in a different light! - Melvin
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150657461483598&id=113770598597

Dubai Airports step up green effort for Earth Hour

Dubai International Airport (DXB) and has announced that it will switch off all non-essential lights across its three terminals as will Dubai World Central for Earth Hour this year.

http://www.constructionweekonline.co...een-effort-for-earth-hour/1/print/

MALAYSIA AIRPORTS SUPPORTS EARTH HOUR
SEPANG – Malaysia Airports will be joining other organisations all around the world in supporting Earth Hour tomorrow by powering off 30% of the terminal ceiling lights at the KL International Airport’s (KLIA)
Mar/30/2012

http://www.malaysiaairports.com.my/

Jordan airports
http://www.dilloona.com/jordan-amman.../earth-hour-jordan-2012-31-03-2012


Toronto airport also follows Earth hour every year.



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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12522 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1087 times:

I just had this mental picture of Johnny from "Airplane" pulling out the plug ...

I guess I picked the wrong week to quit environmentalism ...


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1082 times:

Earth hour is nox over. I am getting all my lights switched off back to normal.

 



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User currently onlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3995 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1079 times:

From what I have heard, Stavanger Airport Sola in Norway will also shut down the lights

User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1081 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 10):
Dubai International Airport (DXB) and has announced that it will switch off all non-essential lights across its three terminals as will Dubai World Central for Earth Hour this year.

I bet they did leave the air-conditioning running.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1071 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 14):
I bet they did leave the air-conditioning running.

I thought Dubai ran a lot of operations on solar energy?
They sure advertise solar a lot for their government ops.



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5728 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1063 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 14):
I bet they did leave the air-conditioning running.

One one hand Dubai builds all those ridiculous monuments of their gluttony like that indoor skislope in the middle of sun-scorched desert or those palms islands ruining entire gulf ecosystem and then they jump this pointless feel-good green bandwagon.
I mean who are they trying to fool they do give a damn about environment?

Quoting PacNWJet (Reply 7):
If these are unnecessary lights, and if turning them off for one day saves energy and reduces the impact on the environment, why don't airports and other entities turning off lights for Earth Day turn off these lights permanently?

Excellent point, but then they would have nothing left to turn off to show how much they "care" during these one-off events, would they? It's much more sexy than let's say trying to work out a thought-through plan on how to streamline ground movements so there is not so much jetfuel wasted taxiing.

[Edited 2012-03-31 13:39:30]

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 16):
One one hand Dubai builds all those ridiculous monuments of their gluttony like that indoor skislope in the middle of sun-scorched desert or those palms islands ruining entire gulf ecosystem and then they jump this pointless feel-good green bandwagon.
I mean who are they trying to fool they do give a damn about environment?

This is so true.

Would Al Gore spend one hour in total darkness?



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 16):
mean who are they trying to fool they do give a damn about environment?



The same goes for every other city, not just Dubai.

The whole thing is ridiculous.



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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3332 posts, RR: 45
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

Quoting rcair1 (Reply 5):
BTW - we were all being indoctrinated on GLOBAL COOLING. We were being told that by 1990's we
would be living in a frozen wasteland because of man's activities causing the globe to cool.

You may have been indoctrinated, but the vast majority of scientific papers published during the 70s predicted warming.

Quoting rcair1 (Reply 5):
questionable science

  

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Cameron


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 18):
The whole thing is ridiculous.

It's a cult.

They have Earth Hour in Monaco, the place in the world with the biggest number of Ferraris, Bentleys, Rolls Royces, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Jaguars, Aston Martins... and the most pollution!

Then they brag about how they want to save the environment with less carbon footprint.

Such hypocrits!



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User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2114 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

Quoting rcair1 (Reply 5):

BTW - we were all being indoctrinated on GLOBAL COOLING. We were being told that by 1990's we would be living in a frozen wasteland because of man's activities causing the globe to cool.

Sure.   I hear the global cooling craze was quite the rage back then. You literally couldn't open a newspaper without reading all those apocalyptic global cooling scenarios.  
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 17):

Would Al Gore spend one hour in total darkness?

Because the answer to this really is the end-all and be-all of the environmental movement.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
I mean what do they think they do? Save the world?

From looking at this thread, apparently it gets people thinking about the environment in various ways. That's probably all "they think they do".



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

The same as "Anonymous" red team DNS shutdown?
Operation Global Blackout - Anonymous To Take Down Internet 03/31/2012

http://www.examiner.com/anonymous-in...l-anonymous-shut-the-internet-down

 



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User currently onlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2808 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 922 times:
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Don't worry, I turned everything on to pick up the slack in the grid . Not really. But the thing is this won't make a difference. If you honestly believe turning something off for an hour makes a measurable difference you're crazy. How about you turn lights off when you leave the toom, turn your computer off instead of putting it in sleep mode, etc. I've always done it because my stepdad used to nag me when I left it on. But when you do that you can make a difference. You're using that much less energy! And this is coming from a global warming skeptic!
Blue



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 912 times:

Just when I thought I heard it all.

Quoting aloges (Reply 14):
I bet they did leave the air-conditioning running.

LOL!   

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 16):
One one hand Dubai builds all those ridiculous monuments of their gluttony like that indoor skislope in the middle of sun-scorched desert or those palms islands ruining entire gulf ecosystem and then they jump this pointless feel-good green bandwagon.
I mean who are they trying to fool they do give a damn about environment?

  
All of this nonsense just to make a few Westerners happy about some ridiculous environmentalist cause.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 10):
Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport
Earth Hour at Lobby Lounge
31 Mar 2012 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

It will be 7:30PM here in Bangkok. I won't be at home in order to protest so my lights will be off anyway.



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User currently offlineairportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 25, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 897 times:

Quoting KFlyer (Thread starter):


ya. no



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