Eiffel Tower Going Dark

To draw attention to the highly anticipated report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, on-going in Paris, the French government announced that it will turn off the 336 projectors that illuminate the Eiffel Tower at night. The lights will be off for a full five minutes tomorrow evening in advance of the report’s release on Friday.

For an excellent insiders’ account of the Panel’s race to finish the report by Friday’s deadline, read this dispatch by AP science writer Seth Borenstein.