Only 7 years before irreversible damage is done to our planet
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The Metronome’s digital clock in Manhattan has been reprogrammed to show the countdown to show the time left before the effects of global warming are irreversible.
This is the work of two artists, Gan Golsn and Andrew Boyd, and the calculations based the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin.
The clock will be displayed on the 14th Street building, One Union Square South, through Sept. 27, the end of Climate Week.
What does irreversible damage mean?
- Irreversible consequences could mean global temperature rise of 9° F (5°C)
- Sea levels rising 20 to 30 feet causing many cities to sink like Jakarta, Amsterdam or even London!
- Complete loss of the world’s coral reefs and all the marine species depending on it
- Loss of the Amazon forest, which captures carbon dioxide, and would therefore release CO2 in the atmosphere instead of capturing it, accelerating even more the global warming.
- Large parts of the planet inhabitable, causing potential migration crisis.
We need to take action now! Every little action matters.
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