Earth Hour 2016

Switch Off and Shine the Light on Climate Action

What’s exciting this year?

Would it not be great if you could generate your own electricity which is clean, pollution free, economical and planet friendly? With rooftop solar energy systems you can set greener sails for a greener future.

On 19 March 2016, Switch Off and Switch Onto Solar Energy #GoSolar

Meanwhile in Paris...

In December 2015 at the Conference of Parties in Paris, representatives from around the globe adopted the agreement to cap the temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius and to pursue efforts to limit the rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Did you know?

  • Scientists believe that a greater than 2 degrees Celsius increase in temperature above pre-industrial levels can have very serious consequences for our planet. What this means is that droughts, floods, storms and heat waves may bring destruction to all life forms and places that are vulnerable and immediate recipients of a changing climate’s adverse effects. Rising seas could completely engulf low-lying areas. Food production, vitally important species, habitats and ecosystems can all become victims of destruction if the world does not unite against climate change.1

  • But on a positive note, 195 countries at the COP 21 have agreed to reach greenhouse gas emissions neutrality in the second half of the century to stay below 2 degrees Celsius- this is necessary to avoid reaching the temperature trigger point that might melt the entire Greenland and the West Antarctic ice sheet!2

1. http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/aboutcc/
2. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2646274-Updated-l09r01.html