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to preserve the planet, major capitals turn off their lights

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                The skyscrapers of Hong Kong, the Colyseum in Rome or the Eiffel Tower… Cities and monuments from all over the world died out this Saturday evening March 27 for an hour for “Planet Hour” or “Earth hour” .
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                                    <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Organized by the NGO WWF, </span></span></span>the operation aims to mobilize against climate change and the protection of nature.  It consists of shutting down cities for one hour, once a year.  Following the sunset, these are <strong>Asian monuments</strong> who started<strong> l’« Earth Hour »</strong></span></span></span></p>                
<h2>The world has followed suit</h2><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The lights of skyscrapers in Asian metropolises, from Singapore to Hong Kong, went out at 8:30 p.m. local time, as did those of landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House.  And from East to West, the world followed suit.</span></span></span></span></span></span>

From Red Square in Moscow to the obelisk in central Buenos Aires, via the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Palace of Westminster, or the Eiffel Tower in Paris, were successively plunged into darkness, even if curfew requires, very few were able to take advantage of it.

« Nature is in free fall »

WWF has been organizing the Earth Hour since 2007. For its Managing Director, Marco Lambertini, “ whether it is the decline of pollinators, dwindling numbers of fish in oceans and rivers, the disappearance of forests or the more general loss of biodiversity, evidence is mounting that nature is free fall. »

(With AFP)

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Source site www.rfi.fr

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