Man Locks Himself Inside Earth in a Jar for Climate Change Awareness

first_img Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWhat to Stream on Amazon Prime This Weekend Stay on target Human-made climate change is on the rise, yet one man is undertaking the ultimate challenge to raise awareness about this global environmental problem.On Tuesday at midnight, Kurtis Baute, a Canadian “whimsical scientist,” locked himself inside a self-constructed biodome to demonstrate how climate change is damaging Earth’s atmosphere balance, The Star reported.If everything runs smoothly, Baute will live inside the “Earth in a Jar” structure for three days. Baute will be in good company though. Roughly 200 plants, including cacti and sunflowers, will keep him company and help remove pollutants from the air.9hrs to go! #KurtisInAJar— Kurtis Baute (@kurtisbaute) October 23, 2018Considering how dangerous this challenge could be, Baute has some wellness essentials on hand. He brought two machines to measure the carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the air and a tool to track his blood oxygen and heart rate levels. If the carbon dioxide level in the biodome’s air hits one percent, Baute will safely exit the structure. Plus, Baute has a trained paramedic on site in case any other heath issues come up.A very good sign— Kurtis Baute (@kurtisbaute) October 24, 2018According to Baute, the most important takeaway of this experiment is that we all can help reduce climate change. Considering that many gases, such as carbon dioxide, are frequently pumped into Earth’s atmosphere, the danger of greenhouse gases is alarming. Regardless, Baute told The Star that we can take small steps, including consuming less meat, working from home more often, and taking public transit to minimize our carbon footprint.For the latest updates on Baute’s challenge,  you can follow him on Twitter (@kurtisbaute) and his YouTube channel, ScopeofScience.More on are Pooping MicroplasticsMassive Insect Loss in Puerto Rico Linked to Climate ChangeEarth Can Run, But it Can’t Hide From Climate Changelast_img read more

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