Sunday, March 29, 2009

Earth Hour in Trivandrum

This is a picture taken during the Abu Dhabi hailstorm which took place on March 26, 2009. Last year Kuwait also braved a hailstorm. Hailstorms in the desert are signs of the climate changes which are taking place all over the world due to global warming. The Trivandrum chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects observed earth hour by switching off lights and having a speaker speak in the dark. This was held in the Trivandrum club premises. Candlelit vigils were held in other parts of the city also.

One small and useful thing we could all do is use solar energy wherever possible. Use solar panels to heat water. This is only a one time investment and your electricity bills will come down.

* Picture sourced from the net.

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