GLOBAL CLIMATE CLOCK
GLOBAL CLIMATE CLOCK
What is Climate Clock?
“Climate Clock is a countdown clock”
Climate clock is a clock that tells us how much time is left before we touch global warming of 1.5⁰C. The time shown depends on our carbon budget and current rate of carbon emissions across the world.
What will 1.5 degrees of warming mean?
The IPCC predicts 1.5 degrees of warming will see extreme heat waves, oceans rising, and the destruction of 70 to 90 per cent of coral reefs. This is why the 1.5 figure is so important.
“Why allowing the planet to heat beyond that could be disastrous for nature and humanity.”
“What does the Climate Clock do?
The project is centered on a simple tool: a clock that counts down the critical time window to reach zero emissions due to global warming
“Global warming – is a gradual increase in the earth’s temperature generally due to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants.”
How much time does the Climate Clock have?
There are 6 years, 77 days, 22 hours, 38 minutes and 21 seconds until Earth’s carbon budget is depleted, based on current emission.
What happens when Climate Clock runs out?
The clock will continue to run down until it hits zero, at which time our carbon budget would be depleted and the likelihood of devastating global climate impacts would be very high.
What happens if we reach 1.5 degrees?
At 1.5 degrees warming, sea level is expected to rise by 10 to 30 inches (26 to 77 centimetres), putting 10 million more people at risk from coastal storms and flooding. Heat waves will continue to get worse, exposing 14 per cent of the world population to extreme heat at least once every five years.
How hot will the Earth be in 2030?
The study, published Jan. 30 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides new evidence that global warming is on track to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial averages in the early 2030. Greenhouse gas emissions rise.
How many degrees can a human survive?
It could be fatal. It is commonly held that the maximum temperature at which humans can survive is 108.14-degree Fahrenheit or 42.3-degree Celsius. A higher temperature may denature proteins and cause irreparable damage to brain.
PREVENTION OF GLOBAL WARMING
1. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle:– Reducing your need to buy new products results in a smaller amount of waste.
2. Walk, bike, or take public transport:- The world’s roadways are clogged with vehicles, most of them burning diesel or gasoline. Walking or riding a bike instead of driving will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help your health and fitness.
3.Eat more vegetables:- Eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and less meat and dairy, can significantly lower your environmental impact.
4. Change your home’s source of energy:- Ask your utility company if your home energy comes from oil, coal or gas. If possible, see if you can switch to renewable sources such as wind or solar. Or install solar panels on your roof to generate energy for your home. Switching from oil, gas or coal-powered energy to renewable sources of energy.