In New York, the clock that marks how much time we have to save the earth

The planet has little more than seven years left before the catastrophe

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A little over seven years. That’s the time we have left to stop climate change and limit carbon dioxide emissions before it reaches a point of no return.

The count down was initiated in New York by the Climate Clock, the initiative of a group of artists, activists and scientists who brought a clock that marks the years, days, hours, minutes and seconds to the heart of the Big Apple. we have to act.

Accompanying the countdown is the writing “The Earth has a deadline”, the Earth has a deadline. On the official website of the event, there is also a message aimed at raising awareness among the world population: “Humanity has the power to add time, but only if we work collectively and measure our progress against well-defined goals”.

The countdown, which follows an estimate based on studies conducted by the United Nations, should run out in January 2028. At that time and with the current levels of CO2 pollution, the average temperature of the Earth will rise by 1.5-2 ° C with consequences catastrophic for the planet.

The Climate Clock, which appeared on the wall of the Metronome skyscraper in Union Square, New York, was installed in Berlin last year while in 2021 it will be in Paris.