2020 hasn’t exactly been filled with happiness and it’s not looking much better as scientists in America have unveiled a new digital clock which counts down until the end of the world.
And according to The Climate Clock, we have just 7 years, 98 days, 22 hours, 47 minutes and 11 seconds, no make that 10 seconds until the end of the world. Yay.
The clock is counting down the time the world has left to act before irreversible climate change alters human existence forever. They estimate that in 7 years, we’ll have used up the Earth’s carbon budget and we’ll be subject to severe floods, wildfires, famines and deaths.
The timer will mark the time when the earth’s temperature has increased by 1.5 degrees Celsius. Which would be a disaster for the world and for humans.
But there is a lifeline and some good news. The clock’s second figure is a green lifeline and tracks the percentage of renewable energy being supplied around the world.
“This is our lifeline,” say the Climate Clock team. “Simply put, we need to get our lifeline to 100% before our deadline reaches 0.”