The science is precise: We are in a Climate Emergency. Decades of increasing carbon emissions are harming the natural and societal systems upon which humanity depends, threatening untold ecological and human devastation if we do not #ActInTime. The good news: there is still time.
Backed by the latest science, the Climate Clock tells us what we must do, by when. The Deadline and Lifelines on the Climate Clock make explicit the speed and scope of action that political leaders must take to limit the worst climate impacts.
The Clock’s Deadline tells us that, at current rates of greenhouse gas emissions, we have less than eight years left in our global “carbon budget” that gives two-thirds chance of staying under the critical threshold of 1.5°C of global warming.
The Clock’s Renewable Energy Lifeline tells us that the percent of global energy coming from renewable sources is currently at 12.5% and rising, but not nearly fast enough.
Together, the Deadline and Lifeline frame our mission: We must #ActInTime to drive down greenhouse gas emissions and build a 100% renewable future.
This is a timeline that no government is yet willing to commit to, but we must do what science and justice demand, not what elected officials or CEOs might deem convenient.
We mustn’t pretend we have more time than we do.
We have one Deadline and many Lifelines. Let’s #ActInTime.
When the world was dwelling on Global warming this, global warming that global warming is changing, global warming is killing.
I decided to go with, "Global warming is real!" to put that thought into people. To ask "it's real so, what are you doing about it?"
Simply waiting for it to pass? or are you #ActingInTime