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The black box is an indestructible box made of steel with battery storage and solar panels. It will be perched on a granite plain in the Australian state of Tasmania, recording all climate news as it is sent to the internet.
Jonathan Kneebone, artist, and director of the artistic collective Glue Society, said, “The box will act as an indestructible and independent ledger of the ‘health’ of our planet. And we hope it will hold leaders to account and inspire action and reaction in the broader population.”
The creators hope that this will tell future generations about how the climate crisis started and the lengths we went to stop it.
Vladislav Kaim, a young climate activist from Moldova, said, “It is a very creative way of approaching what’s potentially the most disastrous outcome of the climate crisis by essentially creating this ‘doomsday vault’ for [climate] data.”
This box will be a standing reminder of the looming climate crisis and how we must all play our part to stop it.
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