Climate Clock Counts Down

Marisa Del Borrello, Staff Reporter

New York—the City of Dreams suddenly became the City of Reality. Artists Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd warned the world that we have very little time left to live comfortably on Earth. 

At this moment, we only have 7 years, 23 days, and 21 hours left until this world is too far gone from the effects of climate change to save. The clock was originally put up on September 21, 2020, and true to Golan and Boyds’ word, the days and minutes have slowly started to tick down, a steady reminder that climate change is a serious threat to our society. 

In 2017, the U.S withdrew from the Paris Agreement. Without the Paris Agreement, the U.S is unable to receive aid from other countries in order to stabilize global warming and reduce humanity’s carbon footprint.  

The Climate Clock was set up in Manhattan’s Union Square, one of the busiest cities in New York. Displaying this metaphorical ticking time bomb leading up to Earth’s “expiration date” could be seen as a step in the right direction for people to consider their own carbon footprint and what they can do to better the environment before it’s too late.