New York's Empire State Building, Egypt's pyramids, London's Big Ben and Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue were among the world's most renowned monuments plunged into darkness for an hour Saturday as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the planet's vanishing plant and animal life.
Dubai achieved significant results in reducing electricity use during Earth Hour 2019. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, recorded savings of 267 megawatts, MW, in electricity consumption in the Emirate, equivalent to a reduction of 114 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
On 30th March, the UAE will join more than 188 countries across the world in marking the Earth Hour 2019.
The impact of the Chicxulub asteroid 66 million years ago left a massive crater and triggered the mass extinction of land and sea creatures.
Armed with better data than ever before, scientists have in recent months sounded the alarm over the rising pace of global warming and the parlous state of Nature.
The world population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa doubling, a United Nations report released Monday said.
A giant replica of the earth went on display at the Liverpool Cathedral, Britain's biggest church.
The Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge were plunged into darkness for an hour Saturday to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the planet's vanishing biodiversity.
The Earth Hour observed from 8.30pm to 9.30pm all over the world on March 30, Saturday, has revealed innovative ways on how one could and still can conserve water and electricity, not only in recent years but from years back, practices of which have been successfully passed on from elders to the future generation.
The new wave is that the youth are protesting the lackadaisical stance of the governments of EU countries towards climate change. And rightly so, these older generations that make these politics or the lack of them with little regard for the future of the next generation, need a hard kick on the posterior part of their anatomy.