Global warming and climate change have become international issues. Developed and developing countries are facing the challenge of climate change in various parts of the globe.
Every year ‘Earth Hour’ is celebrated to spread awareness about the climate change and its effects on nature. The environmental protection agency, World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature, calls out to people all across the world to participate in the grassroots Earth Hour campaign in order to raise awareness about the ecological hazards plaguing Earth. On Saturday Pakistan also observed the day by turning the lights off from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. It is also pertinent to mention that Pakistan is one of ten countries affected most by climate change. According to the statistics compiled by World Health Organization (WHO) three Pakistani cities Karachi, Peshwar and Rawalpindi were in the list of most polluted cities of 2015. Sarcastic comments are made regarding the futility of this endeavour in Pakistan. Because issue of lack of power generation has gripped the country, but observing Earth Hour is vital to spread awareness regarding climate change.
With the industrialization, developed countries have exceeded the limits to emission dangerous gases into the atmosphere which has negative impacts on the environment.
In such grave situation initiatives like Earth Hour should be observed with fervor because every small step taken in this regard would be helpful towards environmental preservation. Earth Hour should encourage activist all across the world to help in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that drastically impact our environment. Earth Hour was celebrated in 178 countries of the world this year which shows unprecedented and biggest celebration for our planet ever.
Observing Earth Hour is pivotal to spread awareness regarding climate change.