Earth Hour 2011 is planned for Saturday 26th March.
In 2010, Earth Hour became the biggest ever (since 2007) with a record 128 countries and territories joining the global display of climate action
Climate change and Earth Hour:
Climate change affects everything we do.
A warming planet alters weather patterns and water supplies, seasonal growth for plants and ways of life for people and wildlife. While we’ve had some really cold weather in the UK this winter, NASA estimates that, globally, 2010 has been the warmest year on record.
The impacts are already being felt all over the world. There’s still plenty we can do, but we need to act now.
Earth Hour -60 second version
To avoid the worst impacts of climate change we need to slash the world’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% before 2050, and move to a low-carbon future. We need to end our reliance on fossil fuels and make the transition to a world powered by renewable energy.
It’s also vital that we protect the world’s forests. It’s estimated that around 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed each year – which accounts for up to a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions. This means that curbing the loss and degradation of our forests is an important part of tackling climate change.
Earth Hour – longer version