If you are one of those people who still discredit climate change or their actual impact on our planet, then you need to visit this interactive website. The European Space Agency (ESA) has created a platform that allows you to monitor the Earth’s change through the view of satellites.
The interactive site allows the visitor to have access to the Earth’s evolution, taking into account the various factors that contribute to its pollution.
ESA interactive website to track (and understand) climate change
Although the effect of climate change is clearly felt, there are still people who do not understand their effective impact on our planet. For this reason, ESA decided to create an interactive website, Climate from Space, which allows visitors to perceive, in a very clear and self-taught way, the evolution of the impact of our actions on Earth, over several decades.
Thus, through the interactive website we can explore the global observations of the ESA satellite. That is, on the platform we can see the key aspects of our climate and the way it is evolving. This is because the space agency uses 3D interactive globes, maps and Storytelling.
Exploring the interactive site, it is possible to observe, from a spatial point of view, greenhouse gases rising, glaciers melting and ice sheets decreasing. In addition, it is possible to explore the patterns of forest fires. All of this in an evolutionary perspective, that is, through data collected over decades.
In this way, it is possible to know the various climatic stories that explain how and why the climate is changing, taking into account the various factors. Thus, it is easier for us to understand climate change and the impact it has on everyday life.
Records of climate data presented interactively
ESA has a set of 21 climate data records to explore on the platform. These are generated by the space agency's Climate Change Initiative and include sea levels, their temperature and soil moisture, as well as snow thickness and greenhouse gases. In addition, records of the release of carbon dioxide and methane are available.
As explained, the interactive site gives access to the same satellite observations that scientists use to study and understand climate change. In addition, they support several international organizations, such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in order to drive behavior change.
Interactive website designed to raise awareness through knowledge
The interactive website designed by ESA aims to raise awareness, both about the role of satellites in climate monitoring, and the importance of understanding the impact of climate change on everyday life. Therefore, visitors can expand specific regions, compare data, among other resources.
Climate from Space shows how climate change is affecting people and animals around the world, through interactive stories.
Said Darren Ghent, an Earth observation scientist at the University of Leicester.
According to ESA, the interactive website can be accessed through the smartphone, as well as through the computer. In addition, it can be shown in classrooms and exhibitions, but also at home.