Glasgow, the site of the 2021 UN climate change conference Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency Glasgow, Scotland, the host of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, is positioned along both banks of the River Clyde.
The COP26 summit will take place in the city from October 31 to November 12. The conference brings together experts and world leaders to accelerate action toward critically important goals.
One highlight of this year’s summit will be the much-anticipated documentary which covers an expedition to the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland. The research was led by ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and Susanne Mecklenburg, Head of ESA’s Climate Office.
The Gorner Glacier is one of the biggest ice masses in the Alps. The scientists are studying its dramatic retreat in response to climate change.
“When we look at the Gorner Glacier now, we already see the past, not the present. What we see will not be here in a few years from now because it’s already disappearing. The temperature changes that we are currently facing have already affected this glacier in a way that will never go back,” said Parmitano.
“This is an incredibly sad story, but it must be the starting point for us to raise awareness and take responsibility in order to slow down climate change.” Glasgow, the site of the 2021 UN climate change conference as shown above in video.
Image and Video Credit: ESA
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer