We have updated the Clock with the 2016 climate data and global efforts to decrease greenhouse gas emissions are starting to have an effect. 2016 emissions data reveal that we have managed to push back the date of these climate thresholds by more than a year.
The Climate Clock is being projected at Concordia University’s downtown campus to mark the progress that has been achieved in the year since the clock was first set. While time has been added to the countdown, the 1.5 and 2°C thresholds are still approaching rapidly. Even with recent progress, 1.5°C is only 16 years away, and we will reach 2°C – the upper limit of acceptable warming that we have committed to in the Paris Agreement – in less than 30 years.
This year’s projection is hosted by Concordia University’s Student Union, in partnership with Concordia University and Human Impact Lab. The projection will appear from March 10-19 from sunset until midnight on a building on de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, between Guy and Mackay streets in Montreal, Canada.
On March 18, the Concordia Student Union will present a panel discussion on how to build new narratives around climate change. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Concordia Alumni Auditorium (H-110, Hall Building, 1455 De Maisonneuve W.) visit https://www.facebook.com/events/264761447298818/