Info-Animation, 8’30”

[at the moment only available in german]

What is the climate crisis all about? An overview of facts and figures to better understand the issue as a whole, and what an individual can do.

Supported by a scolarship from the Art University Linz together with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

CC BY-SA 4.0
Eva Maria Dreisiebner, Linz, AT, 2020

297,757,513,119 tons of CO2 remain as our 1.5°C budget. If we don’t change anything, we will have used it up in 7 years. Even if we will probably not manage to stay below 1.5°C, we should do everything possible not to shoot too far above it.
The resulting video is a condensed form of basic data on the climate crisis, which should contribute to a better understanding of the situation. The path to utopia starts with understanding what is actually going on. Only then can rethinking and a change in our actions begin. Knowledge, education and communication are currently among the most important measures to create a broad awareness of the problem.
The animation highlights the responsibility of individuals, yet it must not be forgotten that major changes are needed from politics and industry in particular. It takes everyone, and urgently. We have to make an effort. Talk about it, demonstrate, become active, act, change.

There are new scientific findings about the climate crisis almost every day. The numbers change quickly, this video is based on data from most recent years. It was important for me to show what the curves would look like if they were going down. We need a target in mind.

I see this animation as a complement to many video clips, films and books that are already trying to communicate the issue in an understandable way, and I hope that my work can also make a modest contribution to raising awareness about the climate crisis. It should be added that at the end of the video, the possibilities for personal emission reduction are discussed, which is due to my own interest at the time of my research. In retrospect, I must say that the importance of climate policy decisions and a complete social and industrial transformation cannot be overestimated. Perhaps the list of what should be possible in an individual life is at least a clue as to what changes are needed on a grand scale.

The video is licensed as a free cultural work under Creative Commons : CC BY-SA 4.0 (Free use under the conditions of attribution/creator credit, in works of the same license, attribution of modifications.)