NASA participates in the United Nations Climate Change Conference
WASHINGTON, November 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – NASA Attends the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, who started October 31, and crosses Friday November 12. The COP26 The summit brings together parties to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
NASA’s unique perspective from space provides essential information to advance understanding of our changing planet, while underscoring NASA’s free and open data policy, which the agency strongly encourages all partners to be continued.
“NASA is constantly innovating and leveraging our vital resources in space to tackle the climate crisis,” said the NASA administrator. Bill Nelson. “NASA’s Earth observation satellites and instruments provide United States and the world with an unparalleled understanding of our home planet, and we are delighted to help bring about urgent change for humanity by participating in COP26. “
Throughout the conference, Gavin Schmidt, Acting Senior Climate Advisor for NASA, Jim Green, chief scientist of NASA, and Susie Perez Quinn, NASA Chief of Staff, will participate in various conferences and present at NASA Hyperwall, an interactive visual display of NASA images and data. Nelson will participate virtually in the conference.
The NASA Hyperwall is the main attraction of the US Center. NASA scientists will deliver two presentations per day, showing how NASA’s global leadership in climate science and research helps model and predict ocean health, heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, floods and droughts.
NASA’s conferences include discussions on Earth observation and its contribution to climate change resilience and the global scientific community at large.
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Climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts cannot be successful without sound climate observations and research. NASA’s fleet of satellites and instruments observe how the planet is changing and measure key climate indicators, such as sea level rise, rainfall intensity and atmospheric gas composition.
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