Our new video is out, visualizing the concept of sleeping giants and the research on sleeping financial giants
The message conveyed is that a small set of international financial players, such as banks and pension funds, can influence climate stability through their ownership of stock in economic sectors that modify both the Amazon rainforest and boreal forests in Russia and Canada. These large forest areas constitute ‘tipping elements’ in the Earth system, sometimes referred to as ‘sleeping giants’. Once “awakened” they can have pivotal impacts on the global climate by becoming large-scale emitters of carbon dioxide, as opposed to storing carbon in soil and vegetation.
The video was produced together with 422 South, an independent cgi, animation and visual effects studio that specializes in data visualization.