Monuments around the world go dark during Earth Hour

A view of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with darkened skyscrapers to raise awareness of Earth Hour (Reuters/Hasnur Hussain)

every year, On the last Saturday in March, millions of people around the world join their support for the environment with a one-hour voluntary blackout, To raise awareness about nature loss and climate change, the two biggest threats facing our planet.

Singapore's gardens also darkened (Reuters / Isabel Kwa)
Singapore’s gardens also darkened (Reuters / Isabel Kwa)

Earth Hour is the largest global awareness campaign organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (World Wildlife Fund) with Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina, to promote awareness and that more and more people are committed to taking care of the planet.

The Acropolis in Greece turned off its lights to educate Greeks about the importance of caring for the planet (Reuters / Costas Paltas)
The Acropolis in Greece turned off its lights to educate Greeks about the importance of caring for the planet (Reuters / Costas Paltas)

This event was born in 2007, when 2.2 million people were in Sydney, Australia They turned off their lights in a call to action in front of climate change. Today is nature’s greatest celebration. As an important fact to remember, In 2021, the record was taken to add 192 countries and territories around the world.

Milad tower in Teran, Iran, lights out for an hour (Reuters)
Milad tower in Teran, Iran, lights out for an hour (Reuters)

Earth Hour was created specifically To unite the world and support people and planet. To achieve peace and harmony between man and nature. This year Earth Hour presents another moment of solidarity, a chance to unite and take care of the home we all share,” emphasized the WWF. The event, involving more than 200 countries, will take place in Argentina between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

The coast of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, has been darkened.  (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon).
The coast of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, has been darkened. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon).

Earlier, when 8:30 pm reached many oceanic and Asian countries, the main landmarks began to dim to raise awareness of the environmental situation in the world.

Planetarium in the dark in Buenos Aires Macarena Poultry / GCBA
Planetarium in the dark in Buenos Aires Macarena Poultry / GCBA

Climate change affects all regions of the world and its effects threaten millions of people around the worldAccording to data from the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

It also darkened the Taj Majal in New Delhi, India (Reuters / Adnan Abedi)
It also darkened the Taj Majal in New Delhi, India (Reuters / Adnan Abedi)

for this reason, Climate Project Calls on governments to implement a Systematic change towards a sustainable economic model.

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It suggests some solutions, such as accelerating action to adapt climate strategies, describing existing solutions as “inadequate” and highlighting the “important role” of companies in this regard.

Kuala Lumpur darkened its buildings on the occasion of Earth Hour (Reuters / Hasanour Hussain)
Kuala Lumpur darkened its buildings on the occasion of Earth Hour (Reuters / Hasanour Hussain)

They also suggest reducing net emissions to achieve “zero targets”, restoring between 30 and 50% of ecosystems or using technology for the benefit of the environment. Finally, they insist on cooperation between states, governments, businesses and civil society to confront the climate crisis, because “the actions taken at present are those that will determine the climate risks of the future.”

The main temple in Bangkok, Thailand, has gone completely dark (Reuters / Chalin Thirasupa)
The main temple in Bangkok, Thailand, has gone completely dark (Reuters / Chalin Thirasupa)

Likewise, the organization will also join the Earth Hour initiative, where the lights will be turned off for one hour to “give the planet a respite”.

A dove of peace in solidarity with the victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine installed by LED lights in front of the Brandenburg Gate before the lights go out to celebrate Earth Hour in Berlin, Germany, March 26, 2022. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
A dove of peace in solidarity with the victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine installed by LED lights in front of the Brandenburg Gate before the lights go out to celebrate Earth Hour in Berlin, Germany, March 26, 2022. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

In Buenos Aires, symbolic sites such as the obelisk or planetarium have been turned off to join this initiative.

The Obelisk in the Dark Macarena Bultri / GCBA
The Obelisk in the Dark Macarena Bultri / GCBA

The challenge has already collected a total of 248.237 kilometers, which is equivalent to six laps around the circumference of the planet, which has a length of about 40 thousand kilometers.

Azadi Tower is photographed after lights go out for Earth Hour in Tehran, Iran, March 26, 2022. Majid Asgaripur/Wana (WANA) via Reuters Attention Editors - This image was provided by a third party.
Azadi Tower is photographed after lights go out for Earth Hour in Tehran, Iran, March 26, 2022. Majid Asgaripur/Wana (WANA) via Reuters Attention Editors – This image was provided by a third party.

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