Daniel Gosling: Carbon Capture
12-7pm daily. Free.
Bring a strong bag, take away as much anthracite as you want, bury it somewhere.
In the mid 18th century, just prior to the First Industrial Revolution, the global atmospheric CO2 level was 280 parts per million by volume. On our current global emissions path, before the end of this century it’s set to have doubled to 560. At that point it’s anticipated that the global atmospheric temperature will have risen by a minimum of 2°C against that of the mid 18th century, though the increase could be signally greater.
Enter a space. Hear the sound of a piano playing live. You are faced with several tonnes of anthracite coal, representing all fossil fuels. As the carbon in coal only impacts the climate if burned, we invite you to take as much as you can carry (or just one piece) then bury it somewhere.
Music composed by Paul Lewis Mumford using two sets of numbers: 280-560 and 0.0-2.0.
Carbon Capture is a TippingPoint commission.
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Date and time
10–18 June 2017
This is now a past event.
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