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Spinning clock in New York counts down time until climate devastation
(Reuters, 20 Sep 2020) Digital installation shows about 7 years and 100 days remain before average global temperatures reach 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.
Climate campaigners unveiled a huge countdown clock on Saturday, showing how little time is left before global temperatures hit a critical high, to kick off a week of climate action in New York.
The digital installation shows seven years and 102 days remain before average global temperatures, at current emission rates, reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
"There's good news. That number isn't zero," said Gan Golan, an artist and activist who co-created the display.
"We can meet this challenge, but we don't have any time to lose," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
The United Nations has warned of huge global changes, such as the loss of coral reefs and Arctic sea ice, if the 1.5 degree threshold is crossed.
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