In Australia last year, Earth Hour's organisers required participating businesses to pledge to reduce their emissions by 5 per cent during the following year. This year, that requirement has been dropped.(That's maybe why the picture below doesn't actually show much by way of Darkness in Sydney Harbour - businesses actually had to make a commitment...)
From Last Year: How important does the Toronto Star think this "Earth Hour" thing is?
Important enough for FOUR front page stories...
And when I look at the picture of a dark Sydney Harbour, what do I see? Well, lights.