Earth Hour 2015: World cities go dark for climate change

Mar 29, 2015
Earth Hour 2015: World cities go dark for climate change
COMBINATION PHOTO - In this two photo combination picture, the Eiffel Tower with its usual lighting at left, and after the lighting was switched off at right, at the occasion of the Earth Hour, in Paris, France, Saturday March 28, 2015. This Saturday, 28 March 8:30 p.m. local time, individuals, businesses, cities and landmarks around the world are switching off their lights for one hour to focus attention on climate change. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

The lights went out at some of the world’s most famous landmarks on Saturday evening in aid of the Earth Hour environmental awareness campaign

Cities around the world have been temporarily plunged into darkness to raise awareness about climate change.

Millions of people across the globe switched off their lights for an hour at 8.30pm local time in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour initiative.

Paris’ iconic Eiffel tower fell dark for an hour, as did the skyscrapers in Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour.

Ahead of the event, Prince Charles said Earth Hour was “powerful reminder that together we have the power to change things”.

Earth Hour was launched in 2007 in Australia and has since spread around the world.

Last year nine million people in the UK alone took part joining a record-breaking chain of 162 countries.

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