Whole regions of the Earth are in flames. Storms are a trail of destruction. And the haunting fragility of humanity’s only home floating like a blue—but also tarnished—pearl in the vastness of space.
Thomas Pesquet, French astronaut, has an impressive view of global warming’s effects through the International Space Station’s window. He used a video callAs negotiators we will use space to sound the alarm on Thursday government officialsThe activists continued to meet at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow (Scotland).
“We see pollution of rivers, atmospheric polluting, and things like that. I was shocked by the following: extreme weatherDuring the call, Pesquet informed French President Emmauel Macron about climate phenomena.
He stated that whole regions were being sparked by the space station’s fire in Canada and California. “We saw California covered in smoke and flames.” naked eye400 km (250 mi) or more
Pesquet said that “the fragility and shock of Earth” can be seen from space. It’s a sensory experience to witness how isolated we are, as an oasis with limited resources.
This is Pesquet. second missionto the space station. In 2016-2017, he also spent 197 days on orbit. He said that the destructive effects of human activity are becoming more visible.
“Year after année, we also know that we are setting new records for fires, storms, and floods. It is very, very evident. The difference was very evident compared to my mission four- or five years ago,” said the astronaut.
Macron stated that the goal of climate negotiators from Scotland must be to accelerate humanity’s response.
“There is still a huge task ahead of us, and i think we are all aware that,” said the French leader.
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