La Hora del Planeta llegó a 187 países y más de 3.000 monumentos (fotos)

A combo picture shows the Eiffel Tower before (L) and during Earth Hour in Paris, France, March 25, 2017 at which lights are switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour and to draw attention to climate change. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

 

La Hora del Planeta, la mayor iniciativa global contra el cambio climático, se celebró ayer en una cifra récord de 187 países y territorios, donde más de 3.000 monumentos y edificios emblemáticos apagaron sus luces durante 60 minutos.

La ONG ecologista Fondo Mundial por la Naturaleza (WWF), organizadora de la iniciativa, informó en un comunicado de que la Hora del Planeta generó más de 1.100 millones de visionados en las redes sociales en 24 horas, mientras que fue tendencia en al menos 30 países.

WWF recordó que 2016 fue el año con las temperaturas más altas registradas, por lo que la acción, que cumple este año su décimo aniversario, es más necesaria que nunca.

“Una vez más, la gente ha hablado a través de la Hora del Planeta. Ya estés en Filipinas, Perú o Portugal, el cambio climático importa y la participación récord este año es un potente recordatorio de que la gente, que está en la vanguardia del cambio climático, quiere formar parte de la acción”, dijo Sid Das, director de la iniciativa.

Entre los monumentos y edificios icónicos que se quedaron a oscuras a lo largo de la jornada estuvieron la Ópera de Sidney, el Big Ben londinense, el Empire State Building neoyorquino, las Pirámides de Guiza, el Monumento a la Independencia de México o la parisina Torre Eiffel. EFE

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A view shows the Kremlin during Earth Hour in central Moscow, Russia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The hill of the Acropolis is pictured before Earth Hour in Athens, Greece, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis

The hill of the Acropolis is pictured during Earth Hour in Athens, Greece, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis

A combination picture shows a view of the hill of the Acropolis before (top) and during Earth Hour in Athens, Greece, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis

A combination photo shows the St. Basil's Cathedral (L) and the Kremlin wall, before (top) and after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A view shows the St. Basil's Cathedral (L) and the Kremlin wall, before the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A view shows the St. Basil's Cathedral (L) and the Kremlin wall, after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Belvedere palace and its reflection in a pond are seen after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Vienna, Austria, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

A combination photo shows Belvedere palace and its reflection in a pond before (top) and after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Vienna, Austria, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

The Eiffel Tower is pictured before Earth Hour in Paris, France, March 25, 2017, at which lights are switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour and to draw attention to climate change. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

The State Opera house (Staatsoper) is seen before the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Vienna, Austria, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

A combination photo shows the State Opera house (Staatsoper) before and after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Vienna, Austria, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

A combination photo shows the State Opera house (Staatsoper) before and after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Vienna, Austria, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The State Opera house (Staatsoper) is seen before the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Vienna, Austria, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The State Opera house (Staatsoper) is seen before the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Vienna, Austria, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The State Opera house (Staatsoper) is seen after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Vienna, Austria, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The State Opera house (Staatsoper) is seen after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Vienna, Austria, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

A long exposure shows Belvedere palace and its reflection in a pond after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Vienna, Austria, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

A man stands in the rain after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera

People play with lit balloons after the lights were switched off for Earth Hour at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Shopping malls are seen before Earth Hour in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, March 25, 2017. Picture taken March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.

Shopping malls are seen during Earth Hour in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, March 25, 2017. Picture taken March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.

Dayan Pagoda is seen during Earth Hour in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, March 25, 2017. Picture taken March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.

Dayan Pagoda is seen before Earth Hour in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, March 25, 2017. Picture taken March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.
People stand by "Angel de la Independencia" monument after the lights were turned off for Earth Hour in Mexico City, Mexico, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme

People stand by "Angel de la Independencia" monument before the lights were turned off for Earth Hour in Mexico City, Mexico, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme