New York Climate Clock Adds Renewables ‘Lifeline’ to Climate Deadline
- Apr 22, 2021 5:15 am GMTApr 26, 2021 5:11 am GMT
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The New York City Climate Clock has added what the New York Times calls a “tinge of optimism” to its message of looming climate collapse, placing data on the rise of renewable energy alongside a countdown of the time remaining (by some estimates) before a 1.5°C climate future slides out of reach.
The #ClimateClock went live on September 19, 2020 on the Metronome, four stories above Union Square. The 15-digit electronic display is 20 metres wide and shows the time left for society to limit global warming rise to less than 1.5°C, after which environmental scientists say the worst effects of climate change will become irreversible.