At what PPM rate were you born?
Select your year of birth to find out!
BORN IN … PPM
Mary-Lou Mauricio’s photographic project Born in PPM aims to demonstrate the acceleration of CO2 concentration since the industrial revolution. Participants pose with the rate of their year of birth.
WHAT IS “PPM”?
Every year, the amount of fossil fuels burned increases, releasing more and more CO2 into our atmosphere. This concentration is measured in “Parts Per Million”. Since the industrial revolution, this rate has not stopped increasing, more and more quickly, contributing strongly to the climate change in progress. In 2022, the concentration rate of CO2 reached 417 PPM, a rate never reached on Earth for several million years.
ALL BORN IN … PPM
This measurement is a tangible marker of our relationship to climate change. During the shooting, the photographer asks the participant about his feelings about climate change so that he chooses where to write the rate of his year of birth according to his feelings.