Frequent category 4 and 5 hurricanes, species extinction, shortage of drinking water and floods are some of the phenomena that will cause a 1.5 ° C increase in global climate. A clock in New York counts the years until this denouement.
To alert humanity, two artists have created a science-based measurement of how long it will take for the planet’s temperature to rise by 1.5 ° C, if carbon dioxide emissions continue as they are today.
Artists Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd relied on a measurement of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change to create global awareness using a clock located on the Metronome, a New York public art installation.
Here’s a great video of @theclimateclock in action, with the urgent message of our need to take rapid action greeting thousands of people each day in one of the busiest squares in New York.pic.twitter.com/cp0dlfMjEp
— Dr. Lucky Tran 😷 (@luckytran) September 20, 2020
Currently, there are 7 years left for the current loads of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to manage to lead the climate to a situation that threatens the human species and the other ecosystems of the planet.
Welcome to the weather clock. The earth has a deadline. We are going to make him a life preserver. We must #Acttime. #ClimateClock #ClimateWeek. What is our window of time for bold climate action?points to the giant clock.
“The artists are now calling on people to create their own clocks and say they are working with cities around the world to install their own versions.”#ClimateClock #ActInTime
Thank you @washingtonpost @GuinnessKebab !https://t.co/QG5wOrcAbV
— TheClimateClock (@theclimateclock) September 21, 2020
The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015 to establish actions against climate change, seeks to avoid a rise in temperature with tragic consequences for humanity. But Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change ensures that political actions are necessary to achieve this.
Therefore, the clock continues ticking and shows how little time is left for policy makers to act (…). Furthermore, the calculation assumes that annual emissions for the next few years will be close to those of 2017, while the latest figures show that emissions continue to increase., says the body.