King Charles joins London Mayor Sadiq Khan at the launch of the National Climate Clock
King Charles joins London mayor Sadiq Khan at the launch of the National Climate Clock which warns there are little more than six years left for the world to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Centigrade
- King Charles and Sadiq Khan launched the National Climate Clock in London
- The clock counts down to the time window by which the world must hit zero emissions
- It is the latest in a line of clocks in the world which states we have just six years left
King Charles and London Mayor Sadiq Khan have launched a National Climate Clock, which warns there is just six years left for the world to limit global warning.
The King activated the clock during the Climate Innovation Forum at the Guildhall in London today, to warn the world it has just six years and 24 days to limit the heating of the earth to 1.5 degrees centigrade.
The clock also has a built-in Renewable Energy Lifeline, which shows the percentage of global energy coming from renewable sources currently sits at 12.5 percent.
Scientists have said that achieving this is vital to ensuring a safe and liveable planet as even sticking to 1.5C offered just a 50-50 chance of avoiding catastrophic tipping points that would heat the Earth beyond human control.
Almost every country has agreed to meet this target as part of the Paris Agreement in 2015, but experts have warned that after eight years the world is still not on track, with warming of around 2.7C currently predicted by 2100.
The climate clock has a countdown of six years and 24 days, at which point experts say the world will have used up the carbon budget for keeping to the Paris Agreement and the Earth will inevitably heat beyond 1.5C.
Mr Khan, alongside the King on stage at the Climate Innovation Forum in London, activated the clock with a large red button made from plastic washed up on the Gower Peninsula in Wales, which will be recycled into a plant pot and given to the King.