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March 2008 Edit

  • Earth Hour claims largest voluntary power down event in history, with 26 international Earth Hour flagship cities and 370 supporting cities around the world taking part, March 30 [1]
  • There are currently 96 different places in the world that have reported some form of energy shortages in recent months, March 27 [2] topic
  • Reichstag to run solely on renewable power, March 21 [3] place
  • EU 'committed' to stiff CO2 cuts, March 21 [4] place
  • Much of southern Australia has just experienced an exceptional and prolonged heat wave, the result of a persistent high-pressure system in the southern Tasman Sea, March 20 [5] Adelaide had 15 consecutive days above 35 °C and 13 consecutive days above 37.8 °C (100°F), breaking the previous records of 8 and 7 days respectively.
Wyo snow at sunset
  • Record glacier thinning, March 16 [7] topic

References Edit

  1. Earth Hour, March 30
  2. Energy Bulletin, March 27 2008
  3. The Guardian, March 21
  4. BBC News, March 21
  5. Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Government, March 20
  6. Wikinews, March 18
  7. UNEP, March 16


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