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monuments around the world go out to warn about the climate

The Sydney Opera House, the Coliseum in Rome and the Eiffel Tower were plunged into darkness for “planet hour”, an operation organized by the NGO WWF.

Cities around the world have turned off the lights of their monuments for an hour, Saturday March 27, for Earth Hour (“hour for the planet” in French). The event, organized by the NGO WWF, is intended to alert on climate change and environmental protection.

The lights of skyscrapers in Asian metropolises, from Singapore to Hong Kong, which went off at 8:30 p.m. local time for an hour, as did those of landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House. In Europe, the Colosseum in Rome, the Red Square in Moscow, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin have been successively plunged into darkness.

In Paris, the Eiffel Tower found itself without light, even if curfew required, very few were able to take advantage of it. This year, the organizers wanted to highlight the link between the destruction of nature and the increasing incidence of diseases like Covid-19.



Source site www.francetvinfo.fr

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