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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Turns Into Giant Thermometer to Display COP28 Message

In a dazzling show, on Thursday evening, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa turned into a giant thermometer that reminded the world of its climate action commitments.

The world’s tallest tower displayed  temperatures from 1.0 degrees Celsius to 2.0 degrees Celsius, with colours turning blue to red.

“Our climate is changing,” a message flashed, before displaying the years 1960 to 2023.

“We must act now. And keep 1.5 degrees Celsius in reach,” it added.

The UAE is all set to welcome the world to the COP28 climate conference, and with less than a week to go, the country made sure its message was clear: “We have to act now.”

The number 1.5C has long been the threshold set to mitigate the effects of global warming. Under the Paris Agreement in 2015, the world agreed to “limit temperature increase to above 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times”.

But the world has been off track. This COP28 in the UAE seeks to address that, among many other goals for the environment.

Action builds hope. Hope inspires action. Action delivers action,” the COP28 UAE said in its message on Burj Khalifa.



Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.


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