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Brighton Pier to join big switch off for climate change

People are being urged to join UK landmarks and famous sites around the world as they switch off their lights for an hour tonight to back action on climate change.

Despite the terror attack in Westminster on Wednesday, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are joining more than 270 landmarks across the UK in switching off the lights for conservation charity WWF's Earth Hour.

Brighton Pier is also taking part.

Brighton Pier Credit: ITV Meridian

"Today, hundreds of millions of people will be showing global unity on climate change during Earth Hour. Climate change is impacting us here and now.

"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.

"Following the tragic events in London earlier this week, we are inspired and grateful to hear that the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben will be switching off their lights to show support for global action on climate change."

"Earth Hour is the world's biggest climate change event. All you have to do is switch off your lights for one hour to join hundreds of millions around the world to send a clear signal that we must act and we must act now."

– Colin Butfield, director of campaigns at WWF