A huge digital Climate clock was unveiled at Manhattan’s Union Square on September 19. It tells how much time is left before an irreversible climate emergency and hence called the ‘Climate Clock’. It will be on display until September 27, the end of Climate Week.
The Climate Clock was created by two artists, Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd.
WHAT IS CLIMATE CLOCK ?
The Climate Clock shows two numbers. The first, in red, is a timer, counting down how long it will take, at current rates of emissions, to burn through our “carbon budget” — the amount of CO2 that can still be released into the atmosphere while limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This is our deadline, the time we have left to take decisive action to keep warming under the 1.5°C threshold. The second number, in green, is tracking the growing % of the world’s energy currently supplied from renewable sources. This is our lifeline. Simply put, we need to get our lifeline to 100% before our deadline reaches 0. this is taken from Climateclock.
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