No this is not an error. This is actually what the Google homepage looks like today. Google has “turned the lights out” on their homepage in support of Earth Hour.
On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone. On this day, cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.
Read more about Google’s support and find out what else you can do to help.
[There is a fair amount of opposition to this movement, so I would be remiss not to mention it. Read other perspectives here, here, here and here.]
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Oh, hey, I’m not opposed to the movement, not at all. All I’m doing in my blog post is pointing out that for people who live in Quebec, “Earth Hour” has very little meaning because virtually 100% of our electricity comes from hydro power, which creates virtually no greenhouse gases.
I’m all for it otherwise. I just wish people would really get informed instead of just jumping on bandwagons.