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Millions of buildings around the globe will be dark for an hour on Saturday, March 28 as A ____________________________. The event is organized by the World Wildlife Fund. It started in 2007 as a way of drawing attention to the dangers of climate change. The Earth Hour website says, "B _______________________ to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming." Organizers hope C _______________________. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Earth Hour promises to be “the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change ever attempted”.
Not everyone agrees that Earth Hour will help. Many see it as being too little, too late and that not much will change D ______________________. Climate campaigner Clive Hamilton says: "We are well past the time for feel-good exercises aimed at raising awareness… It's like the band playing on as the Titanic sinks." He says the event is risky because the next morning people will think E ________________________. "Symbolism is powerful if it leads to action, but dangerous if it substitutes for it," he says. Environmentalist Mark Alexander-Warne stresses the need to reduce our daily energy consumption, rather F __________________________.
1. that their message will reach a billion people
2. than simply “sitting around in the dark” for an hour
3. that for the first time in history, people have the opportunity
4. that the third Earth Hour takes place
5. who think Earth Hour will change little
6. that the climate has recovered a little
7. when the lights are switched back on
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