How satellites will help us tackle the climate crisis •

How satellites will help us tackle the climate crisis


Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency reports that space has untapped potential to help address the climate crisis.

According to ESA, climate change is the most urgent challenge faced by humankind – affecting every region, continent, and ocean on Earth. 

By continuously observing the Earth, satellites can help us understand the impacts of climate change and predict the challenges that lie ahead. The data allows scientists, NGOs and private companies to build an idea of the current state of the Earth and help decision-makers guide climate policy.

Climate satellites are operated by agencies around the world, from Kazakhstan to Chile. But not every country has the resources to support their own satellite. How satellites will help us tackle the climate crisis as shown above in the video

The climate crisis has made the cyclone season even more perilous for communities across the Pacific, bringing with it more extreme flooding, cyclones, and droughts. But it’s not just changes to our planet that satellites are monitoring. Referring to a recent United Nations climate report, Secretary-General António Guterres warned that the findings were “a code red for humanity.”

Video Credit: European Space Agency 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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