We all know climate change is for the real and the major reason for the ongoing climate change is unsustainable anthropogenic consumption of resources. Every year, in order to generate awareness about consumption patterns, and sustainability of resources and bring into attention to the increasing ecological footprint Earth Hour, is celebrated on the last Saturday of March. For the year 2023, Earth Hour is being celebrated on 25 March 2023. This article here has all the information on Earth Hour.
What is Earth Hour
It is a specified hour of the last Saturday in March, where all the individuals are encouraged to switch off lights for an hour. By doing so it is expected that the call for sustainable consumption and the need to lower the ecological footprint will reach individuals, society, and policymakers alike. It is globally designated by World Wide Fund.
Earth Hour History
Earth Hour was first organized in Sydney in 2007 by World Wide Fund. The idea behind the celebration of this day was to raise awareness about climate change. Later on, Sydeny went on to hold its own earth hour.
Globally earth hour is being held since 2008. All 190 countries take part in earth hour. Earth Hour is also known as the “lights off” moment, where individuals from around the globe switch off their lights to show symbolic support for the planet. It is also aimed at raising awareness of the environmental issues affecting it.
Earth Hours 2023
The earth hours 2023 will be held between 8:30 to 9:30 p.m on 25 March 2023.
Earth Hours 2023 Key Facts
Here are some facts related to climate change that all must know on this Earth Hour.
- We are on course to breach by 2030 the 1.5°C global temperature increase limit set by the Paris Climate Agreement.
- According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global CO2 emissions reached a record high in 2019, with 33.1 gigatons of CO2 released into the atmosphere.
- Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now reaching levels 50% higher than before the industrial revolution.
- According to the Global Risks Report 2020 by the World Economic Forum, the five risks that are most likely to occur over the next decade are all related to climate change. These risks include human-made environmental disasters, failure to take action on climate change, natural disasters, loss of biodiversity, and extreme weather events.
Erath Hour Significance
- The next 7 years are crucial to avoid irreversible damage to our planet and reverse nature loss by 2030.
- To achieve this, individuals, communities, businesses, and governments must step up their efforts to protect and restore our planet.
- Earth Hour, a global initiative, is calling on supporters worldwide to switch off their lights and spend an hour doing something positive for the planet.
- With a presence in over 190 countries and territories, Earth Hour aims to create a domino effect of impact that extends well beyond the hour.
- The Biggest Hour for Earth becomes a moment of unity, reminding us that we all have a role to play in protecting our shared home.
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