Find out more about the Climate Clock at: humanimpactlab.com
Video by: CloudID Media with footage from Farweb.tv and Sabrina Reeves
Music by: David Usher - Stay
David Suzuki Foundation
Concordia Students Union
Climate Reality Project Canada
Jonathan Gallivan Media
We all now know that the global average temperature passing the threshold of 2° is the point where really bad things start to happen… and it becomes much more difficult to slow down the devastating effects of climate change. But if you look online and in the media, it’s very hard to find a good reference for when 2° will actually happen. Presently, the 2° target floats abstract in the public mind. The Countdown 2° Clock acts a public line in the sand and says, “This is the date”. It will act as a measuring stick by which we can evaluate our progress.
Each year, a week before Earth Day, the clock will be stopped. A group of the leading climate scientists from around the world will evaluate the latest data; and then, on Earth Day, restart the clock with a new time. We will be able to see how we are doing in relation to 2°. Have we gained time or lost time?
Humanity has the power to add time to the clock…but, only if we work collectivity and measure our progress against defined targets.
If you would like to display the Clock on your website or as a building or conference projection please email us at:
The Clock can be embedded on any website as an iframe. For outdoor building projections or at conferences the clock can be downloaded as a simple Google Chrome app and played on any computer running the latest version of Chrome (no internet connection is required as the Clock’s date and time validated by the internal date and time of the computer.) We can easily customize the clock to any language but presently it runs in French and English.