A black Google home page! At first I thought there must be a problem with my monitor. But then I noticed the link to explain why it’s black. Google Germany joined the “Licht aus für unser Klima” campaign, showing their support for the idea that turning out the light on the evening of December 8 for for minutes would send a clear signal to the participants of the Bali climate conference.
This is not Google’s first campaign involving black home pages. They supported similar campaigns with a black home page before. Google adds a statement to explain why they will not change it to black permanently. This is in response to a discussion in the blogosphere about the potential energy savings that could be achieved.