The lights went out on the Parliament, the Opera and the Royal Palace when Norway observed the Earth Hour Saturday night.
A grand total of 178 countries are participating in this year’s Earth Hour. Between the hours of 20.30 and 21.30 local time, many of the world’s greatest landmarks are blacked out.
– Earth Hour is about much more than an hour in the dark. It has to do with understanding that our actions, the energy we use, the goods we buy and the water we drink, have an impact on the planet we live on. Earth Hour is the world’s largest collective expression of opinion. The huge turnout shows that the world stands together against climate change, Secretary General Nina Jensen of WWF-Norway says.
Hundreds of millions of people from over 7,000 cities and towns across the world have turned off the lights for the sake of the climate.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today