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Try grasp time and climate change at a scale of 1 millimeter per century




Big Bang til Naturfag, Aarhus Universitet


Climate Planet, Aarhus (material in Danish)


Big Bang konference, Vingsted (material in Danish)


Sorø Kunstmuseum og Sorø Sø
(material in Danish)


Science on Stage, Copenhagen
(material in English)


Copenhagen Inner Harbour and Sjælland, during COP15 summit
(material in English)

Some other installations were “Forskningens Døgn 2008”, Udays 20xx, Hjørring Gymnasium 20xx.

Big Bang til Naturfag for folkeskolelærere, 10. + 11. August 2017:

Til denne workshop benyttes nedenstående Climate Planet event som case.

·       Lærervejledning og en pakke som zip-fil (Kopi fra Climate Planet Unge Event)

·       Slides fra dagen

Climate Planet og Unge Event (Engineer the Future) for gymnasieelever, 21. + 22. august, 2017:

·       Klik for at hente kmz-fil som åbnes i Google Earth (skal være installeret eller brug web-version i Google Chrome) (all in Danish)

·       Lærervejledning og en pakke som zip-fil.


Big Bang konference for undervisere i naturfag, 20. + 21. marts, 2014:

·       Klik for at hente kmz-fil som åbnes i Google Earth (all in Danish)

·       Powerpoint slides til foredraget Bæredygtighed – En tur i tidsmaskinen.

·       Årstalsmærker

·       Fra debatten: Frederik Laursen (Svendborg HTX) pegede på http:\\www.bighistoryproject.com


Samarbejde med Sorø Kunstmuseum 2013 om to installationer:
.......Museumslinjen: Fokus på Jordens nutid og Livets udvikling: Klik for at hente kmz-file som åbnes i Google Earth (all in Danish)

.......Stationslinjen: Fokus på Jordens dannelse: kmz-file som åbnes i Google Earth (all in Danish)
.......Begge linjer som pdf-dokument.

"Science on Stage", installation 2011: kmz-file which opens in Google Earth
This installation included a time-space cross. The space dimension was shrunk so that 1 mm was the diameter of the Earth, so that one square millimeter was the domain of a human life in time and space. This gave also a nice space-walk to the planets, but stars and galaxies were VERY far away still.

COP15 installation, 2009: kmz-file which opens in Google Earth

Open this
kmz-file in Google Earth and travel the TimeLine in a convenient and CO2-friendly way

Print this
one-page folder and walk time at a pace of 100,000 years per footprint.
See also COP15 event 11 to 18 December 2009:
Gang i Tiden: TimeWalk

At 1 millimeter per century, the history of civilization fits within a credit card. You may print these cards and get a handy illumination of history and prospects of
CO2, Sea Level, and Temperature

During COP15 we will make some YouTube-video spots containing explanations and interviews along and about Time.
13.7 bil years = 137 km: Big Bang at Lejre (26 MB) or youtube
12.7 bil years = 127 km: Light in Roskilde (7 MB) or youtube
12.6 bil years = 126 km: Milky Way (13 MB) or youtube
4.57 bil years = 45.7 km: Sun and Planets (23 MB)
4.5 bil years = 45 km: Earth and Moon (24 MB)
4.1 bil years = 41 km: Late Heavy Bombardment (11 MB)
3.8 bil years = 38 km: End of "Late Heavy Bombardment" and First traces of Life (9 MB)
2.4 to 2.0 bil years = 24-20 km: Huronian glaciation and Eukariotic cells (27 MB)
840-640 mil years = 8.4-6.4 km: Snowball-Earth and complex multicellular life (15 MB)
540-390 mil years = 5.4-3.9 km: Cambrian explosion in body designs - fish go on land (12 MB)
340 mil years = 3.4 km: Eggs hatch on land; footprints spread over all continents (9 MB)
260-250 mil years = 2.6-2.5 km: Mass extinction; 95% of species; Dinosaurs start to dominate (15 MB)
95 mil years = 950 m: Record high levels of temperature, oceans and CO2 (9 MB)
65 mil years = 650 m: Giant impact and 75% extinction of species (16 MB)
55 mil years = 550 m: Dramatic heat-wave; Placental mammals “explode” (12 MB)
34 mil years = 340 m: “Hot-house” ends; Antarctica becomes glaciated (13 MB)
10 - 4 mil years = 100 - 40 m: Apes/humans develop and separate (9 MB)
2.6 mil years = 26 m: Start of Quaternary glaciations (7 MB)
1.6 mil years = 16 m: Humans change diet (7 MB)
Last 100.000 years = last 1 m: Humans “identical to us” (15 MB)
Next 100.000 years = next 1 m: The “near” future (24 MB)
600 mil years = 6 km ahead: The deep weather forecast 1: Global super-tropical climate (10 MB)
1000 mil years = 10 km: The deep weather forecast 2: Final extinction 100% - End of Biology (10 MB)
3 bil years = 30 km: The deep weather forecast 3: Collision with Andromeda - End of Milky Way (9 MB)
5 bil years = 50 km: The deep weather forecast 4: Sun expands; Earth evaporates - End of Geology (16 MB)

What is the idea of 1mmper100y?
At this scale of one millimeter per century, the history of civilization fits on a credit card (get a
TimeCard). One millimeter is the length of a typical healthy life. It also indicates the length of the crucial next century where we must stabilize our climate. The dramatic abruptness of human impact on nature becomes very clear when compared to the evolution of natural climate and bio-diversity in deep time.
This web-site offers several resources which you use for your personal reflections as well as for teaching.

One way of getting this bigger perspective would be to take a walk i Copenhagen (get the
TimeWalk-folder) from The Little Mermaid where fish went on land 390 million years ago (~3.9 km), passing the extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago (650 m), to the present day at Strandgade 91. From December 12 to December 18, 2009, you may visit NowGate (part of Arctic Venue and In the Eye of Climate Change ) where you may discuss the past, present and future, interlinking the time scales of cosmology, geology, antropology, civilization, ethics, politics and personal choices. At NowGate the advent of Homo Sapiens (100,000 years ago) is one meter behind, the disappearance of Jutland (the main peninsula of Denmark) lies one meter ahead, and the ultimate evaporation of the Earth lies 50 km ahead.

Who is behind www.1mmper100y.dk?
This is a simple information/discussion project coordinated by assoc.prof. Bo Holm Jacobsen, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Status December 2009 is that information has been contributed from the universities of Aarhus and Copenhagen, Geological Museum, GEUS, DMI (and Google and Wikipedia ;-))

Contact: me@1mmper100y.dk