Now Reading
Space astronaut raises alarm about climate crisis

Space astronaut raises alarm about climate crisis

From space, astronaut sounds the alarm about climate crisis

From space, astronaut sounds the alarm about climate crisis
Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut for the European Space Agency, adjusts his glove before he speaks to his family and friends ahead of a launch attempt at Kennedy Space Center on April 23, 2021, Cape Canaveral. Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut, has a stunning view through the International Space Station’s portholes of global warming’s devastating repercussions. This is what negotiators seek to address at the U.N climate summit in Glasgow. Credit: AP Photo/John Raoux, File

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 As negotiators we will use space to sound the alarm on Thursday The 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: During 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.” 400 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. to 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.


‘Never seen anything like it’: astronaut on 2021 climate disasters


© 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may never be broadcast, rewritten, redistributed or published without permission.

See Also
Climate Change Budget Falls Short in Congress

Citation:
An astronaut from space sounds the alarm about climate crises (2021, November 4)
Retrieved 27 November 2021
from https://phys.org/news/2021-11-space-astronaut-alarm-climate-crisis.html

This document is subject of copyright. Except for fair dealings for private study or research purposes, there is no
Part may not be reproduced without written permission. This information is provided only for informational purposes.



View Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.