Friday, March 26, 2010

Earth Hour

A cold start to the morning in Montreal today as the temperature has reach -10C with a wind chill of -19C. This a far cry from yesterdays high of 13C. The temperature fell rapidly behind an arctic cold front from 12C at 6pm last night to 0C by 11pm. The front was dry in Montreal but did produce some snow squalls east of Quebec City. Today will be sunny and chilly with a brisk wind and a high around -2C. Saturday looks much the same with sunny skies and cool temperatures, before low pressure brings milder air and showers for Sunday.

Earth Hour occurs tomorrow night at 8:30pm local time. You are asked to shut down all lights for one hour to help save the earth and our environment. Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. One year later Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Cross on Mt. Royal here in Montreal, The CN Tower in Toronto, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour. Visit HERE for more information.

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