If you are lucky enough to have power on Saturday 19th March switch off all non-essential electrics between 8.30 and 9.30 pm and support Earth Hour. Switching off on Saturday is a symbolic way of shining a light on climate change. We expat Australians, at least, have a moral duty to try and provide and alternative to the horrifically embarrassing Australian federal governments approach on this issue.
Australia was just rated 56th out of 58 countries for their action on climate change in 2015. Countries 57 and 58 must have been going all out considering how far backward Australia has gone in spite of its promises and treaty obligations. Ironically it Sydney branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that initiated Earth Hour in 2007.
Climate change is an immediate and significant threat to the low lying Solomon Islands. Taro, in Choiseul province, has the dubious distinction of being the first regional capital in the world to be made uninhabitable by climate change (rising sea levels). In Solomon Islands Earth Hour is supported by BSP (bank of the south pacific).
This year 350 of the world’s most iconic landmarks and 178 countries will be blacked out in support of Earth Hour.
So switch off Saturday 19t March 8.30 – 9.30pm and help Honiara stand with the world to call for action on climate change.
For further information: https:// http://www.earthhour.org