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Environmentalists Say Their Hour Was A Success

Hundreds of millions of people followed the Earth Hour protocal and turned off their lights for one hour Saturday night, reported the Associated Press.

Following the success of the hour of darkness, environmentalists say, "nations have a mandate to tackle climate change" (The Associated Press).

Yvo de Boer, United Nations' top climate official, said it was now clear that the world seeks the nation's governments to ambitiously fight global warming, according to the Associated Press.

"The world said yes to climate action, now governments must follow," the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) told the Associated Press Sunday.

Schools and businesses across UK, Belfast, London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Manchester paticipated in the event Saturday night, according to BBC News.