Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 5 September 2015

Lights out to tackle climate change

Published 23/03/2013

A general view of Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, in darkness as the lights were turned off to mark Earth Hour
A general view of Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, in darkness as the lights were turned off to mark Earth Hour

Landmarks across the UK have switched off their lights in support of a global effort to tackle climate change.

Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben in the Palace of Westminster, the Southbank Centre for arts on the banks of the River Thames and Buckingham Palace all went dark at 8.30pm on Saturday for Earth Hour.

More than 150 countries took part in the event, which also saw the Gateway of India in Mumbai, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Table Mountain in Cape Town and Times Square in New York turn off their lights.

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