Así se van apagando las luces en el mundo para la décima Hora del Planeta (fotos)

The Frere Hall building is seen illuminated minutes before Earth Hour in Karachi, Pakistan March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

 

Las luces se apagarán en todo el mundo a las 20.30 del sábado por la noche, para celebrar la décima Hora Anual del Planeta y para llamar la atención sobre el cambio climático, reseña Reuters.

La iniciativa del Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza (WWF) comenzó en Australia en 2007 como un gesto contra las emisiones de dióxido de carbono producidas por el hombre.

El 2017, consistirá en apagar las luces eléctricas durante una hora en 7.000 ciudades de 172 países, a las 20.30 hora local, con el objetivo de resaltar la necesidad de actuar sobre el cambio climático y de ahorrar unos pocos megavatios de energía en el proceso.

Si bien los organizadores de la Hora del Planeta dijeron que no auditan los resultados de ahorro de energía de la iniciativa, el grupo ha encargado una investigación que indicó que hasta uno de cada cuatro australianos participa.

WWF dice que la Hora del Planeta puede acreditarse varias iniciativas ambientales, como la declaración de un parque marino de 3,4 millones de hectáreas en aguas de Argentina, la plantación de un bosque en Uganda y la prohibición de los plásticos blandos en las Islas Galápagos.

Fotos Reuters

A combination photo shows the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House before and during the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
A combination photo shows the Sydney Opera House before and during the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House seen during the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
The Sydney Opera House seen during the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
The Sydney Opera House seen before the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
A combination photo shows a view of China Central Radio and Television Tower before (top) and during Earth Hour in Beijing, China March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Beijing, China March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
A tourist junk sails past as most of the lights in buildings in the financial Central District are switched off during Earth Hour in Hong Kong, China March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Hong Kong, China March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
A combination picture showing laser light beams as buildings are lighted up and a tourist junk sailing past before (top) and during (bottom) Earth Hour, at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Hong Kong, China March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
The Bund on the banks of the Huangpu River is pictured before Earth Hour in Shanghai, China March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song
T Shanghai, China March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song
A combination photo shows a view of the buildings around Selamat Datang Monument, also referred to as the Bunderan HI roundabout, before (top) and during (bottom) Earth Hour in Jakarta, Indonesia March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
Jakarta, Indonesia March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
A combination photo shows a view of the buildings around Selamat Datang Monument, also referred to as the Bunderan HI roundabout, before (top) and during (bottom) Earth Hour in Jakarta, Indonesia March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
Jakarta, Indonesia March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
Star Wars enthusiasts raise their lightsabers as they participate in the annual Earth Hour, an hour of lights out to raise awareness on climate change, in Taguig city, metro Manila, Philippines March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Manila, Philippines March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Star Wars enthusiasts raise their lightsabers as they participate in the annual Earth Hour, an hour of lights out to raise awareness on climate change, in Taguig city, metro Manila, Philippines March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Manila, Philippines March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Glasses with lights lamps form the number 60, representing the 60 minutes of Earth Hour, during Earth Hour in Makati city, metro Manila, Philippines March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Manila, Philippines March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Imagen del Puente de la Bahía de Sídney durante el décimo aniversario de la Hora del Planetea en Sídney, Australia. 25 de marzo, 2017. Las luces se apagarán en todo el mundo a las 20.30 del sábado por la noche, para celebrar la décima Hora Anual del Planeta y para llamar la atención sobre el cambio climático. REUTERS/David Gray
Imagen del Puente de la Bahía de Sídney durante el décimo aniversario de la Hora del Planetea en Sídney, Australia. 25 de marzo, 2017. Las luces se apagarán en todo el mundo a las 20.30 del sábado por la noche, para celebrar la décima Hora Anual del Planeta y para llamar la atención sobre el cambio climático. REUTERS/David Gray
Traffic moves in front of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly known as Victoria Terminus, after the lights were turned off for Earth Hour in Mumbai, India, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
Mumbai, India, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
Traffic moves in front of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly known as Victoria Terminus, before the lights were turned off for Earth Hour in Mumbai, India, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
Mumbai, India, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
A combination picture shows the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly known as Victoria Terminus, before (top) and after the lights were turned off for Earth Hour in Mumbai, India, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
Mumbai, India, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
The Frere Hall building is seen during Earth Hour in Karachi, Pakistan March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Karachi, Pakistan March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
The Frere Hall building is seen illuminated minutes before Earth Hour in Karachi, Pakistan March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Karachi, Pakistan March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
A combination picture shows the Frere Hall building, before (top) and after the lights were turned off for Earth Hour in Karachi, Pakistan, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Karachi, Pakistan, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
A man lights lamps to form the number 60, representing the 60 minutes of Earth Hour, during Earth Hour in Colombo, Sri Lanka March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Colombo, Sri Lanka March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
A combination photo shows the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, before (top) and after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in central Moscow, Russia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Moscú, Rusia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
A view shows the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, before the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in central Moscow, Russia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Moscú, Rusia March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
A view shows the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in central Moscow, Russia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Moscú, Rusia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin