Earth Hour 2019
8:30pm to 9:30pm
Every year, for one hour, a movement of people turn out their lights in recognition of climate change. This is a global event that first started in Sydney Australia which reduces global power by over 1 gigawatt saving thousands of tons of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere.
Australia made some strong promises at the 2015 Paris Agreement, but Australia will miss its 2030 targets.
Climate Change is real, and Australia needs to demonstrate to the world that it’s serious about the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
Human activities have caused global CO2 to rise to its highest level since the Tertiary period, over 3 million years ago. Stopping the CO2 levels rising further is an almost impossible task since we need to make radical changes to industries and how we live.
Records show that global temperatures have been rising steadily since the 1950s, and marine records show that the sea level has also been steadily rising throughout the last century. Scientists have linked the causes of rise to our CO2 output.
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