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Earth Hour: Around 180 countries set to take part in event but what is it?

It is a global switch off event to pay respects to the planet and highlight the need to combat the ever-growing threat of climate change
EARTH HOUR is an event to highlight the growing risk of climate change to the planet and the deadly impact it will have on the human race. The movement began in 2007, with the first ever switch off in Sydney but a year later in 2008 the movement grew quickly and in 2008, 371 cities in more than 35 countries got involved, including the UK and London. Last year was the biggest Earth Hour event, with record 187 countries that took part. This year, at least 180 countries will be taking part and Ariel have said they would donate £1 for every promise made for the planet. You can visit WWF for more information. The message of Earth Hour As accelerating climate change and staggering biodiversity loss threaten our planet, Earth Hour 2018-2020 endeavours to spark never-before-had conversations and change attitudes on the loss of nature and the urgent need to protect it. Around 80% of freshwater species have declined, over 50% of populations of land species have declined, approx. 40% of our...