The Tipping Point

March 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET. on CBC

On Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. people around the world will turn off the lights for one hour to celebrate “Earth Hour”.

As the official broadcast sponsor with World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada), CBC Newsworld will be there to mark “Earth Hour” as Canadians coast-to-coast power down in support of global climate action change.

For one hour live at 8:00 p.m. ET with Diana Swain in Toronto, and later, at 8:00 p.m. PT (11:00 p.m. ET) with Ian Hanomansing in Vancouver, CBC Newsworld will showcase what Canadians are doing to participate in this powerful event. Canadians will have the opportunity to witness the glow of their city lights vanish, demonstrating – through darkness – the need for action against climate change.

As a lead up to this worldwide rally, CBC Newsworld will broadcast The Tipping Point on March 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET.  This shocking documentary follows the Canadian Icebreaker Louis St. Laurent as it sails through the North West Passage. Viewers will watch as scientists warn Canadians of an ice-free summer arctic as early as 2012.

Millions of Canadians participated in the 2008 Earth Hour and more than 49 per cent of our nation chose to turn off their lights and other unnecessary power supplies.  Earth Hour mobilizes millions of people towards global change and shows how small actions can have big results. During these special hour-long broadcasts, CBC Newsworld will be calculating its energy usage and offsetting its carbon footprint by purchasing carbon credits in hopes of mobilizing the efforts of so many Canadians who work tirelessly to ensure change for future generations – tune in but turn off all your other appliances!

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