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2009/03/29

超人のジャーナリスト・アイ 105 Earth Hour in Sweden

環境に配慮した運動: 80ヶ国、1400都市で1時間電気を消す、アースアワー実施。
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■英語版

27/03/2009
Sweden Falls into Darkness on Saturday
541640_353_250Before and during at the Royal Castle in Stockholm 2008
This Saturday night, between 8.30 and 9.30 PM, many Swedes will join others across the globe and switch off their lights. The Eiffel Tower, the Niagara Falls and the Swedish Royal Castle will fall into darkness for one hour to celebrate Earth Hour.

Earth Hour has so far attracted over 1400 cities in over 80 countries. In Sweden, as many as 156 Local Authorities are participating, with Gothenburg and Malmö taking the lead.


Swedish milk carton - usually white and green
Earth hour is supported by both private persons and companies. In Sweden even the milk cartons have gone black to show the support from the Swedish dairy industry.

Many commercial radio channels will stop their broadcasts for the duration of Earth Hour. In Stockholm, many landmarks such as the Castle and the Globe Arena will go dark. But the nation’s capital is not officially taking part. In an interview with Swedish Radio News Ulla Hamilton, City Commissioner for the Environment in Stockholm explained their position.

“We don’t think environmental issues should be made into some ‘one hour publicity stunt’ – these are questions that should be addressed on a daily basis”, said Hamilton.

The shadow Commissioner Yvonne Ruwaida, challenged Hamilton and said that Earth Hour was a marvellous chance to increase awareness of the climate problems, to influence politicians and create debate in society – and that to take Hamilton’s stance was childish and immature.

“It is good if people are aware of climate issues, but in that case they should be aware all the time and not just for one hour on a Saturday night,” Hamilton retorted.

Earth Hour started two years ago in Australia when Sydney went dark. Last year the manifestation attracted 35 countries and 50 million people, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature. This year a billion people are expected to take part – making it the largest worldwide manifestation ever.
-from the latest news of SR International-Radio Sweden

■スウェーデン語版

22:45 | lördag 28 mars 2009
En halv miljon släckte under Earth Hour

Mörkt på Stockholms slott. Foto: Anders Wiklund/Scanpix.
Världsnaturfondens kampanj Earth Hour märktes tydligt i Sverige enligt Svenska kraftnät.

Earth Hour innebar att Världsnaturfonden uppmanade alla runt om i världen att släcka ljuset under en timme under lördagskvällen i en manifestation för klimatet.

Svenska kraftnät, som sköter stamnätet för elkraft i Sverige, skriver på sin hemsida att man noterade en minskning i elförbrukningen som motsvarar att cirka en halv miljon hushåll i Sverige hörsammade uppmaningen.

Globalt deltog närmare 4 000 städer i 88 länder i Earth Hour - att jämföra med bara ungefär 400 förra året.

Bland platserna i Sverige som släcktes ner var förutom att Stockholms slott också Avenyn i Göteborg, Visby ringmur, Uppsala domkyrka och Gustav Adolfs torg i Malmö.
-nyheter från Sveriges Radio.

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