Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency (ESA) shows some of the data provided by satellites that is invaluable to climate mitigation efforts across the globe.
Satellite measurements from the ESA and other agencies provide irrefutable evidence of the effects of climate change, including rising sea levels and retreating ice cover, and help scientists predict future conditions.
This week, representatives from almost 200 countries are attending the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.
One of most important challenges that experts are tackling at the summit is coming to an understanding of how to uphold the 2015 Paris Agreement. The initial target of the accord, which was aimed at limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius, is no longer adequate.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said: “We are in trouble. We are in deep trouble with climate change. Climate change is running faster than we are and we must catch up sooner rather than later, before it is too late.”
Video Credit: European Space Agency