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"Individually Insignificant Global Time-bombs"

On 3 December 2018 Sir David Attenborough addressed the United Nations with the ultimatum that we have 12 years before the climate reaches a tipping point of no return after which the consequences of man’s actions become irreversible. Just 12 years. Or “144” months.

Man’s contribution to climate change has been known since the 1970’s and as a result we have policies introduced by governments including the development of recycling and renewable energy technologies amongst others. But despite these measures we have fallen way short of what is required of us to secure the sustainability of our planet. In 2018 we used up our annual “quota” of carbon (that prevents climate change through the actions of man) by the beginning of August! To deliver the solution will require REAL CHANGE NOW.

And there are solutions. known, costed (and the cost increases massively if we do not act now) and achievable. All they require is the will and the appropriate actions taken.

We can all be part of the solution and change our habits. We could, but will we…

What will you do?

The 144 images in “Individually Insignificant Global Time Bombs” were originally shot as part of our ENERGISE Residency using the 21 centuries ultimate disposable product, an iPhone, (it seemed weirdly fitting!) which we unnecessarily upgrade every two years because clever marketing tactics have programmed us to do so enabling them to sell more products.   The images of global products and services are taken in and around a nameless shopping mall that could be anywhere in the world. These everyday items we devour relentlessly, hypnotised by advertising and the desire to consume and are the cause of the climate catastrophe.

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