On Thursday 28th October, three members of the Pelorus Foundation team, Charlie, Geordie, and Bella attended the WWF’s State of the Planet Address. Held at the incredible Tate Modern Tanks in London, the event was not only expertly produced, but an immersive evening for all attendees.
With the COP26 climate summit underway, the WWF event was perfectly timed. The event began as any evening might – drinks, canapés and the buzz of conversation, bouncing throughout the room. Large signs read words of urgency, targeted towards our world leaders who have united to set rules and expectations for global cooperation on combating climate change.
We all witnessed the IPCC’s latest report, a severe warning that human activities are warming the planet, causing the climate to intensify, and consequently pushing us into a widespread crisis. Reported as a “code red for humanity,” we are facing extreme flooding, severe heat waves, ice sheet loss, and species extinction.
Reflecting ‘code red,’ the walls of the Tate transformed from green to flashing red, imitating warning sirens and a state of emergency. The audience was funnelled through to one of the tanks for the next episode of the evening. Commencing with captivating footage of pivotal climate catastrophes, our eyes widened at the consequences of an overheating planet.