Lights go out for Earth Hour

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A number of iconic landmarks around the world went into darkness on Saturday night as they switched off their lights for “Earth Hour”.

Earth Hour is an initiative to raise awareness of climate change in our world.

Monuments including the Sydney Opera House, the Empire State Building, the Kremlin, Big Ben, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower and Egypt’s pyramids were all to “switched off”.

Homes and businesses were also being asked to join in, and individuals could commit to the cause on Facebook.

Last year, scientists recorded the Earth’s hottest temperatures in modern times for the fourth year in a row.
Nations agreed in Paris in 2015 to limit average global warming to two degrees Celsius over pre-industrial temperatures.

That is the level at which many scientists say humankind can still avoid worst-case climate outcomes in terms of rising sea levels, worsening droughts and floods, and increasingly violent superstorms.

19 Responses

  1. Wow, that is so cool to know that people still care about earth. What happened to the people coming to see these places? Did the places just close or what?

  2. Wish it weren’t so cloudy in a lot of the countries that celebrated, the night sky would be AMAZING with all the lights turned off.

  3. It’s cool to see that people are taking time out of what they are doing to raise awareness about global warming and our planets health

  4. I don’t get how turning off lights can help the earth but it doesn’t really matter

  5. It is such a cool thing to know that a group of people shut down the lights of the world to remind us what might happen to our world in the future because of our actions.

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