Above as of August 1, 2021 from the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change revised the above timeline to 7 years 11 months. As of July 2022 we are at 7 years and 16 days. IPCC researchers estimated that beginning in 2020 humans could release an additional 400GT of carbon into the atmosphere and still have a 67% chance of limiting warming to 1.5degrees Celsius.
What is the climate countdown clock? The clock is counting down years, months, minutes and seconds until the planet reaches 1.5 degrees Celsius (7years 11 months) OR 2 degrees (25+ years) Celsius warming. When it reaches zero our carbon budget is depleted and devastating global climate impacts will be locked in:
the ice caps are severely reduced and the gulf stream and ocean currents slow down, reverse and/or weaken.
Coral reefs expected to almost completely die off: 70% die off at 1.5 degrees, 99% at 2 degrees
Hotter, wetter atmosphere; unheard of storms/hotter summers
Melting ice/flooded cities, sea levels 1-3 feet by 2100
At these lock in temperatures it is predicted that:The ecosystem will collapse and a third of all life on earth will face extinction. Plant growth will slow, then stop. ... The world's food centers will become barren and, within 85 years, one third of the planet will be without fresh water....
The IPCC reports give us a ladder of odds, the most dramatic stating that we ONLY have 4 years before we surpass 1.5 degrees celsius. The 67% metric chosen for these clocks reflects the MCC ( Millenial Challenge Corporation- a US govt development agency)carbon budget
HOPE from using this clock as a tool for action? Every 10th of a degree that emissions are prevented is crucial.
portable climate countdown clocks. NCEA has a portable climate countdown clock which is available for demonstrations, marches, display
NCEA partners Tony Krivitski and Pema Reed (Queensbury Climate Smart Community Committee) with portable climate clock in winter 2022.
COMING to Glens Falls area in fall 2022: A Touba Family Foundation funded Musical/Video piece by Hui Cox, musician email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and use of his score for performances by choruses and singers.
JULY 22, 2022 ACTION: Join people across the world in a global moment of silence. If that moment — noon in New York, 4 pm in Accra, 5 pm in London, midnight in Beijing — is not a good moment in your timezone, just join in at some point that day.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT-CODE RED
Communications with the Climate Clock Team July 2022 "On Friday, July 22, the Climate Clock will tick over from 7 years 0 days 00:00:00 to 6 years 364 days 23:59:59, ushering in the first official “Climate Emergency Day.”
Ring in the Climate New Year by sharing your Climate Resolutions in person and on social media with the hashtags #ActInTime and #MyClimateResolution. If you’re so moved, start sharing today — tag Climate Clock on social media (FB, Insta, TikTok), using the #MyClimateResolution, or keep an eye out for our #MyClimateResolution stories to participate.
Climate Emergency Day is an opportunity for you to elevate your message and build support for the campaigns you care about. Here's how to participate:
We will livestream the big moment at the monumental clock in Union Square Join us. Also tune in for the moment hip-hop star Okyeame Kwame sets off on a 1000km walk across Ghana on foot, carrying a portable climate clock from village to village. Fridays for the Future already has more than 10 events planned in the US and Brazil. Look for updates as we get closer to the big day. In her book Pleasure Activism, Adrienne Maree Brown writes, “We are in an imagination battle.” Every battle has a drummer. The Climate Clock is that drummer in our battle for the solutions we need to win the future we deserve. Climate Emergency Day is an opportunity for collective imagining— help shape what comes next." Yours in time, Becca Richie, Global Community Manager Climate Clock
Gus Myhrberg, Glens Falls, Light Bridage artisan builder with display of 2 sizes of Lights signs.
Gus Myhrberg and June Woodward with Lisa Adamson try out various technologies to project climate clock onto walls.