Researchers are constructing a ‘black box’ in Australia, a device that they say is meant to survive climate change disasters and warn future survivors about humanity’s mistakes.
Described as a “tool,” the monolith is being “built to outlive us all” and will be constructed in a remote location on the island of Tasmania, Australian scientists reported to ABC News.
The box, being constructed by the University of Tasmania researchers and other collaborators, will not actually be ready until the middle of next year, but it’s already begun collecting data.
The box’s storage drives, powered by solar panels with backup battery power, wirelessly collect specific measurements, such as land and sea temperatures, CO2 levels, and human energy consumption.
Its hard drives also collect and contextualize headlines around major world events, such as the recent COP26 summit in Glasgow. The 10-by-4-meter steel monolith will be placed between the towns of Strahan and Queenstown.
According to a website set up for the black box, the creators expect human civilization to “crash” without dramatic changes introduced, and this box will “record every step we take towards this catastrophe.
The website also gives people a glimpse at some of the raw climate-related data being recorded by the device.
At the moment, researchers say the hard drives can store data for 30 to 50 years, but they are working on a compression system that would allow it to collect information for much longer.
At the moment, however, some believe the box’s promise of collecting climate-related data with the intent of documenting our destruction could make a difference in the present.
As the project’s website informs us, the box ensures one thing is true in the climate crisis: Your actions, inactions, and interactions are now being recorded.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2021.
While Perth has a homeless problem, like every Australian city, government waste millions on this crap
Free tax money to hand over to their friends and receive kick-backs!
Why is it capable of recording for 50 years? And why are they working to allow it to record for even longer? Don’t they know that we already all perished in 1990, 2000, 2010, 2013, 2019, 2020, and we only have weeks left before we all perish again? And when we have all perished, who is going to go to Tasmania to download the data? Maybe Bob Brown’s aliens haven’t all “extincted” themselves after all.
In ancient times they would execute prophets who made predictions that did not come true. For over 50 years now, these climate idiots have got it wrong, continually, causing mass economic destruction along the way. There are no consequences for their continual lies and hyperbolic bullcrap. In fact, they are rewarded for it. The old ways were better.
Including their brooms?