At the time of writing the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is threatening to collapse. The anticipated rise in sea level is >3m. In Siberia, temperatures are 5deg. above average, resulting in ice and snow melt and creating instability in the permafrost – releasing methane ot the atmosphere. These events – and extreme weather events all around the world – would have been impossible without human-generated climate change. World governments are too slow to react – so that leave sit up to us to show them the way forward. John puts some background to the crisis – 250 years in the coming – and suggests ways that the lighting industry can help to mitigate the situation. We only have our futures to worry about.
This presentation was originally given as part of Recolight’s webinar series discussing Lighting and the Circular Economy on 14 July 2020.