Sydney shut down its power supply on Saturday as Australians who are worried about climate change turned off lights for an hour.
The voluntary and temporary outage was to register support for Earth Hour and signal solidarity with like-minded people in more than 4,000 cities around the globe. Earth Hour, organised by the World Wildlife Fund and into its fourth year, is intended to pressure governments to act on slowing global warming.
The Empire State Building in New York, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Table Mountain in Cape Town, the pyramids near Cairo, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Rio de Janeiro’s statue of Christ and hundreds of other landmarks will dim for 60 minutes.
In India too many citizens in Metros are planning to voluntarily shut down power for an hour in support of Earth Hour. Abhishek Bachchan is the brand ambassaror for Earth Hour India.