Earth Hour is the world’s largest, environmental grassroots movement in history, connecting hundreds of millions of people all over the planet.Earth Hour is a people’s movement inspiring individuals from more than 7000 cities across the globe to take a stand against climate change, making it the largest voluntary movement ever witnessed in history. Earth Hour will be observed today for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM local time as a symbol of their commitment to the planet.
Did you know?
- Scientists believe that a greater than 2 degrees Celsius increase in temperature above pre-industrial levels can have very serious consequences for our planet. What this means is that droughts, floods, storms and heat waves may bring destruction to all life forms and places that are vulnerable and immediate recipients of a changing climate’s adverse effects. Rising seas could completely engulf low-lying areas. Food production, vitally important species, habitats and ecosystems can all become victims of destruction if the world does not unite against climate change.1
- But on a positive note, 195 countries at the COP 21 have agreed to reach greenhouse gas emissions neutrality in the second half of the century to stay below 2 degrees Celsius- this is necessary to avoid reaching the temperature trigger point that might melt the entire Greenland and the West Antarctic ice sheet!