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Posted on 30 March 2019 by John Hartz

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Mar 24 through Sat, Mar 30, 2019

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Earth Hour 2019: switch off your lights, and become an innovator

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On March 30, millions of people switch off their lights for Earth Hour 

Let’s take 30 seconds to think about innovators. What do they look like? Where do they work? What do they do? You might imagine labs, research centres, NASA, spacesuits and white coats.

Some years ago, I would probably have agreed with you. Then – ironically enough, in a moment of “lights out” – I saw the light. The truth is each of us is an innovator. It has nothing to do with what you wear or where you work. Technology isn’t innovation – the ability to transform lives is.

On March 30, the world will witness 24 of the most inspiring hours for the environment, as people around the world come together for WWF’s Earth Hour. From Singapore to Santiago and Nairobi to New York, millions will unite, switch off their lights and speak up on why nature matters. For me, each of them is an innovator.

Not because switching off a light takes much innovation, but because they share the vision that together, we can show the world we care about climate change and nature loss. These two threats are our planet’s biggest environmental challenge yet. It is easy to put your hands up and say the stakes are stacked against us, or they are too high to try. But each of the individuals who participate in Earth Hour has decided their ambition is higher, and I believe this changes the game entirely. Together, they are participating in creating a new future that will change the world we live in, not just for our generation but for our children, their children and so on. 

Earth Hour 2019: switch off your lights, and become an innovator by Sid Das, Agenda, World Economic Forum (WEF), Mar 29, 2019


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