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What a difference the weather makes
24 March 2015
The photos below capture a few of the unusual global weather patterns the Northern Hemisphere experienced earlier this year. Many of us have also seen images of the devastation Cyclone Pam has caused in the Pacific, recently.
Below: Istanbul, Turkey, which lays at sea level, covered in snow in early January, 2015. The coldest day since 1963.
Below: The Swiss Alps early January 2015. According to locals, the area would in an average year be waist deep - or more - in snow.
Below: Unseasonably warm UK weather. The site of the signing of the Magna Carter outside London mid January 2015.
Below: A snowman by the sea in Istanbul, cruising the Bosphorus.
Saturday 28 March is Earth Hour.
Switching off lights for Earth Hour is a symbol of Westpac Group's commitment to reducing our direct environmental footprint.
Did you know that if you:
1. Switch off your monitor when you are away from your desk for more than 20 minutes you could save 2/3 of the energy of a computer.
2. Switch off your computer at night and you could use 60 percent less power.
Imagine the difference that each of us as individuals can make altering our own habits. More on women in business making a difference: