Hundreds of millions of people to switch off lights to mark Earth Hour

Hundreds of millions of people to switch off lights to mark Earth Hour

People around the globe are being urged to switch off their lights for an hour on Saturday night to mark Earth Hour and support action on climate change.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the organizer of the event, claims it is going to be the world’s largest voluntary action as hundreds of millions of people in some 7,000 cities in more than 170 nations will turn off lights to mark Earth Hour.

Colin Butfield, director of campaigns at WWF, said that action would show global unity to tackle the issue of climate change, which is impacting us here and now.

Speaking on the topic, Butfield added, “We are seeing it across the globe, from the Great Barrier Reef suffering mass bleaching for an unprecedented second year in a row, to more severe weather in Britain.”

Blackpool Tower, Brighton Pier, Cardiff’s Senedd Building, Falkirk’s Kelpies sculpture and Edinburgh Castle are among the participants. The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben will also switch off their lights to back the global action on climate change.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sydney Opera House, New York’s Empire State Building, the Egyptian Pyramids, Tokyo Tower, and the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, will keep their lights switched off between 8.30pm and 9.30pm to mark Earth Hour.

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