Millions of people around the world are being urged to switch off lights for an hour in the biggest climate change protest. This is described as “Earth Hour”. It already started in Sydney and China three hours ago.
Earth Hour was launched in 2007 as a solo event in Sydney, Australia, with more than two million people involved. Last year’s event claimed the participation of 370 cities. Organisers say they want to demonstrate what people can do to reduce their carbon footprint and save energy, thus drawing attention to the problem of climate change.
It must be big day for the developed world to stay without electricity for one hour in an year. We in Pakistan are without electricity after every 4 to 5 hours. Does this mean we are more enviroment friendly and care for our earth more? Even if we are forced to do so. It gives me a sense of relief that our pain and discomfort is not going down the drain.
The switch-off is expected to take place in more than 3,400 towns and cities across 88 countries, at 2030 in each local time zone.